March brought fun activities, new faces and new green t-shirts! It was a Happy St. Patrick’s Day celebration where we learned about Irish folklore, made a beautiful green wreath with an Irish Blessing, decorated cupcakes and did our best to dance an Irish jig!
Special thanks to Judy “Gigi” Noffke for leading the activities this month and bringing along her ACTS group to help. Judy shared some interesting facts about St. Patrick’s Day and some of the folklore of the Irish. Did you know that St. Patrick is not really from Ireland? He was born in England and captured by pirates who brought him to Ireland.
Maggie Thompson led us in a lesson of Irish dance. It is not easy, but beautiful to watch! We gave it our best effort then headed over for some cupcake decorating led by Karen Bloomquist and Amy Stauffer. Pots o’ Gold Cupcakes are pretty and delicious. At the craft station, Sandra Hatchett showed us how to create the Irish Blessing Wreaths with construction paper and other fun crafting materials.
We welcomed some special guests: Bethany and Sara participated in Discover Chicktime as representatives for the Katy Texas Chapter. Amy visited from the Palestine Chapter and Lee from the Dallas Chapter. Carol and Echo joined us from the Mission Texas Chapter and we had a brand new volunteer, Jennie, spend the morning with us. They were all a great help and such a blessing to be here and share time with the girls at New Life.
Stay tuned for information about the Jersey Mike’s fund raiser for New Life. Lisa Brown will be sending out information on this. Also, if you have guys in your life who like to serve others, we are revitalizing the Bulverde Chapter which serves St. Jude’s Children’s Ranch. We will be including the boys that live there in our activities and would love the men in your life to participate with you.