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As a kindergarten teacher, Ashley McCarty has seen the difference it makes when children come to the first day of school carrying a backpack of their own paper, pencils, crayons and other supplies. “Their eyes light up,” she said. “They just take ownership. But providing those supplies can be a struggle for families. The National Retail Federation estimated the average person with children in kindergarten through 12th grade will spend more than $100 on notebooks, pencils, backpacks and other school necessities. That’s one reason why McCarty is one of the organizers of the Back to School Bash from 11 a. m. to 2 p. m. Saturday at the 10th Street Park in Richmond. She first became involved seven years ago when Christ United Church decided to add school supply distribution to its annual community outreach event. At the time, McCarty was a college student working at the church. She jumped at the chance to help. Christ United now works in partnership with Northside Church of Christ, Bethesda Worship Center, Central Christian Church, Mosaic, Lifted Church, Hillcrest Baptist Church and First United Methodist Church to fill backpacks for kids. The bash also includes carnival games, a bounce house and a grilled hot dog lunch. “We want (participants) to have a family day,” said McCarty. Free clothing, toothbrushes and toothpaste will be given away. In fact, everything at the bash is free. In addition, representatives from the Excel Center, Reid Hospital and the Wayne Township Trustee’s Office will be on hand with information. McCarty said more organizations have become part of the event with each passing year, something she is glad to see. “I feel like school supplies are an essential part of the child’s beginning of the school year,” she said. Staff writer Louise Ronald: (765) 973-4469 or lronald@pal-item. Follow her on Twitter at twitter. com/LouiseRonaldPI. You Can Help. • As part of our “12 Months of Giving” campaign, the Palladium-Item is collecting school supplies for Communities in Schools and the Salvation Army. Items such as 24-count crayons, glue sticks, No. 2 pencils with erasers, backpacks, USB storage drives, colored pencils, two-pocket solid color folders, wide-rule or college-rule paper, composition books and markers can be dropped off between 9 a.... Source: www.pal-item.com
Surrounded by bags containing thousands of coloured lego pieces, Tamara Dadswell and her husband Matthew admitted their passion for Lego was more than child's play. "We probably spend $20,000 - $30,000 per year on it I'd say," Mr Dadswell said. "The average cost is about 10 cents per piece. It's actually a bit scary. We are running out of room in our house. Proceeds from the Brick Expo, held on August 29 and 30 at the Hellenic Club in Woden, will go toward supporting sick children through PaTCH - Paediatrics at The Canberra Hospital. In 2014 the event raised $70,000 and organisers are hopeful sixth annual Brick Expo will raise even more. The first of the Brick Expo Lego masterpieces will be unveiled at the Hellenic Club on Monday. Australia's only LEGO Certified Professional Ryan McNaught has created a 2. 5 metre high and 4. 5 metre long LEGO movie mosaic. The wonder, which was created using 165,888 individual Lego bricks, will remain on display in the club's foyer in the lead up to the late August event. While Mr Dadswell is working on super-sizing a series of Lego mini-figures for the event, his sons James, 11 and Thomas, 9 are building a custom grand prix raceway by adapting the newly released Lego Speed Champions set. "We really like Formula 1," Thomas said. "James and I have made extra things like pit lanes and stands with Lego people watching on. ". After several years helping their parents at Lego exhibitions the young brothers are proud to be entering and showing off their own handiwork in a field... "Brick Expo will be our first big show," James said. "The hardest part so far has been that we have so much Lego, you have to go through lots of boxes to find the pieces you need. Mrs Dadswell said the family loved to try new things each time they started a project. She said using the genuine Lego product was important and they rarely used 'Kragle' to glue their structures together. "There are the purists that won't use Kragle at all," she said. "We might glue some things, like on the Thomas the Tank Engine some very small bits are glued, but we steer clear of it mostly because we pull everything apart and reuse the bricks. The documentary A Lego Brickumentary , which launched in the US on Friday, takes a closer look at how toy bricks launched in Denmark in the 1930s became the foundation of a global. Source: www.canberratimes.com.au
Jean Anne Mitchell, who designed and has been supervising the gathering place mosaic project, works with other volunteers at McLoughlin High School to glue in pieces in the mosaic’s riverbank scene. Milton-Freewater Downtown Alliance Executive Director Randy Grant chats with a volunteer in the background. Photo by Chloe Allmand. How to help There are a few ways to volunteer for the variety of positions needed to complete the Community Gathering Place project. The build will take place 8 a. m. to 8 p. m. from Thursday to Sunday. All volunteers will be required to sign an insurance waiver. Visit http://goo. and fill out the bilingual online form. The form takes less than two minutes to complete and provides information about each position. Contact the Milton-Freewater Downtown Alliance’s bilingual intern Jackie Bonilla at 323-632-2692. Visit the Alliance office at 500 E. Broadway Ave. , Milton-Freewater. MILTON-FREEWATER — As the community gathering place is on its way up in Milton-Freewater this week, the proverbial barrier between the two sections of the city will continue on its way down. The gathering place, a small park with a stage, canopies and mosaic artwork, is part of the Milton-Freewater Downtown Alliance’s Project Discovery, a multipart plan to revitalize the city and preserve and foster local culture. Located at the old Dairy Queen site by McLoughlin High School, the gathering place will be the result of combined donations of $27,500, time and resources from Sherwood Trust, Pomegranate Center and other area organizations and individuals. Downtown Alliance Executive Director Randy Grant said if the alliance had contracted out the project it would have cost at least $150,000, so the donations have been essential. He added that without the dedication of the project’s volunteers, the project could not have proceeded. “Sometimes hiring an outside contractor can result in a push back from the community, because they don’t feel involved in the project,” Grant said. “By inviting the community to be involved our goal is to foster interest and build the project up from the grass roots. As of Tuesday, 161 volunteers had signed up to participate in the four-day build project. The volunteers will work in four-hour sessions building gabion benches and columns, spreading soil and installing sod. For the past two. Source: union-bulletin.com
Warn the kids that once a bean is placed into the mosaic, they won't want to try to rearrange it or mess with it too much; my younger kid once fussed with some of her beans so much that the dye began to bleed into the glue, but that's never happened
The story is told in imperfectly set Cream City bricks that line the walls on the east side of the dining room, as well as the classic black and white mosaic tiles from which the crew chipped away years of glue and pink ceramic tile to reveal a piece
Christ United now works in partnership with Northside Church of Christ, Bethesda Worship Center, Central Christian Church, Mosaic, Lifted Church, Hillcrest Baptist Church and First United Methodist Church to fill backpacks for kids . The bash also
Australia's only LEGO Certified Professional Ryan McNaught has created a 2.5 metre high and 4.5 metre long LEGO movie mosaic. The wonder, which was created using 165,888 individual Lego bricks, will remain on display in the "We might glue some
Jean Anne Mitchell, who designed and has been supervising the gathering place mosaic project, works with other volunteers at McLoughlin High School to glue in pieces in the mosaic's riverbank scene. Milton-Freewater Downtown Alliance Executive
After staring to collect tiles to make furniture, in 1959 he heard about a mosaic-by-number kit. He figured he could do that on his own. He also made his own frames. He says he has always used Elmer's glue because it dries clear - and thus hides mistakes.