Our preschool works in conjunction with Whole Foods Arroyo in Pasadena for our big fundraiser in the Fall, the Apple Sale. It’s been marvelously successful for the first two years, and in an effort to solidify our relationship with the store, yesterday we presented them with an art piece. This has been in the works for some time — it was Ezra’s class last year that did the piece — but we are just now finding the time to coordinate the unveiling. The project was led by one of the Cottage teachers — beloved Teacher Ana — who is an artist. Here’s Ezra with the piece, a door that the children glued found and recycled objects to for a mosaic. He’s pointing to the piece he put on.
Here’s a close-up of his piece.
I like that it’s the tallest item on the door so I’ll always be able to find it when the piece is permanently installed in the store.
To add to the festivities yesterday, Whole Foods provided an ice cream social. Here are the kids lined up in anticipation.
Mostly the kids sat together to chat with old friends.
But Finn was very serious and wanted to sit alone. He does not take ice cream lightly.
Then they even had a scavenger hunt for the kids — they each got a reusable bag and instructions to find items throughout the store, which they got to take home.
Here’s Finn getting his bag checked by Cindy after he finished the hunt.
Of course, most of the items were quickly consumed by ravenous kids but we did manage to take a few items home.
All in all it was a fabulous event, which made me happy as I was Fundraising Co-Chair last year and will head up the Fundraising team in the Fall. So, get your checkbooks ready — I’ll be hitting you up to buy apples in September!