In partnership with Zion Lutheran Church we officially opened the Buddy House. Residents from the Blackhawk community were invited to join us for a fun-filled afternoon, which included relay races, scavenger hunt at the farm for the kids, and bingo for the adults. The food was prepared by several volunteers from the Blackhawk community and the menu included hamburgers, brats, chicken and BBQ ribs. Side dishes included potato salad, baked beans, green beans and macaroni and cheese (Yum..Yum). Finally for dessert there was homemade strawberry ice cream, along with an ice cream making demonstration. The strawberries came from the Roots & Wings Farm & Garden.
The Park Players, a youth group from Zion Lutheran Church served the food to over 125 Blackhawk residents. It was good to see these young men and women supporting our efforts and volunteering their time to serve in this way. In addition their were a few vendors on site selling their wares, and I noticed several items being purchased from them.
Fun was had by all, and we are already planning our next event. It was so nice to see the community coming together enjoying one another's company, and deepening their friendships. I want to thank Janice, Peggy, Yatte, Angela, Wayne, Leon, Park Players and the residents that supported this event.