Spring 2017 Update
"The best year yet!" were the words of Anita Montelione, the Affiliate Director at St. Bede's. Earlier this year the children learned the history of Valentine's Day and made cards for those special in their hearts; they dyed eggs for Easter, and ended the year by making Mother's Day cards.
During the semester the children also heard the story of Curious George and the Pizza Party, and made their own homemade pizzas in the church kitchen. They also attended a performance of the Decatur City Dance Co. and an ice hockey game.
St Bede's Episcopal Church has an annual Easter egg hunt where children find eggs stuffed with "Bede's bucks", that are then turned in for candy and real dollars. The children decided to have Path To Shine be one of the recipients of the money to be used for providing simple meals to the children in Path To Shine, some of whom do not have dinner to eat every day.
The year ended with field day, our tradition for each of the 4 years we have been running the program. The children competed in a 3 legged race, an egg and spoon race, a water balloon toss, and several other events. As usual the water balloons were the "hit" of the evening.
We were fortunate to have all our students attend the entire year with no one moving or leaving the program. A milestone this year is the graduation of one of our students who has been in our program since its inception four years ago.