What a great way to start the 8th year of Chicktime. Saturday, January 11th was the 7th anniversary of Chicktime and we were fortunate to have the founding leaders, Lori Rhodes and her daughter Katy Rhodes leading us on such a wonderful day. The volunteer turnout was fantastic and included new leaders starting new chapters visiting us for the first time. Sandra Rodriquez and Nidia Ramirez from Humble, Texas and Phoenix Valdez from San Diego, California were here to experience what Chicktime is all about.
The day started with another celebration. Our beloved volunteer coordinator, Lisa Brown, celebrated her 50th birthday with us, then on to our regular meeting of volunteers and assigning everyone to a station.
The girls at New Life seemed to really enjoy all the activities we had planned for them. Katy Rhodes and Jody Cocker led the Lip Balm station, where we learned to make our own lip balm from scratch. Charlene Werner explained the value of fresh and healthy eating by showing us how to prepare smoothies using ingredients like almond milk, coconut milk and fruit, while Paula Oliver prepared a fresh fruit salad. Then we worked off those calories with an exhilarating session of Zumba led by Kelly Vizzone. We really worked up a sweat! Our last station was led by Judy Golden and ladies from Pilots of Canyon Lake and the Knitting group from an area library where we learned to crochet friendship bracelets out of yarn.
Afterword the volunteers enjoyed a delicious lunch and fellowship at Lori’s house where we visited and recapped the great day at New Life Children’s Center.
Thanks to all of our leaders and volunteers for bringing your special talents to all of us.