Thursday, March 14, 2013

Giving Back

The Venturing Crew and Junior Crew (our children and youth high school and junior high programs) spent part of their spring break giving back to the community.

On Monday, 10 Venturing Crew students served lunch at The Bridge. They served water and served behind the line. For most it was their first time to serve at The Bridge and they really enjoyed the experience.

On Wednesday, 18 Junior Crew and Venturing Crew students went to the Shoes for Orphan's Souls facility through Buckner. The group sorted new shoes and new Rangers shirts to be be sent overseas to orphans and other at risk children and families.

 Volunteering at The Bridge
Volunteering at Shoes for Orphans

In both programs, we teach the students to give back to the community that has given so much to them. The students have an opportunity to go on field trips, out of town trips and ultimately receive a college scholarship. In order to participate in many of these activities, community service hours are a requirement.

Monday, March 11, 2013

Free Outdoor Garden Concert @ 508 Park

Blues music will again fill the air at the historic 508 Park Ave. building on Saturday, March 23.

The free, all-ages Music @ 508 Park will feature guitarists Holland K. Smith, Hunter Hendrickson and Troy Cartwright delivering upbeat country music along with blues riffs and solos at the south side of 508 Park in the community garden, just east of The Stewpot. Gates open at 4 p.m. and the concert will conclude with an “All Star” jam by 7 p.m.

“We are excited to have a new generation of local blues and country artists stepping forward to pay tribute to the history of 508 Park, where artists such as Robert Johnson and Bob Wills & his Texas Playboys recorded,” said the Rev. Bruce Buchanan, executive director of the Stewpot. “This is the first in a series of concerts that 508 Park will host.”

Following the Stewpot Alliance’s successful Soup’s On fundraiser luncheon that focused on 508 Park, this friend-raising concert will celebrate music-making with our friends and neighbors. These local musicians donating their time and talent to perform will invite their fans, and we want to extend hospitality to them.

WHO:                    Holland K. Smith, Hunter Hendrickson and  Troy Cartwright
WHERE:               The Community Garden south of 508 Park Ave.  just east of The Stewpot
WHAT:                  Free all-ages Music @ 508 Park concert. Bring  your own chair and picnic.
WHEN:                 Saturday, March 23 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m.
WHY:                    To extend hospitality to our  friends and neighbors and to honor the history of local blues and country music recorded at 508 Park Ave.