Saturday, August 2, 2014

Ferguson Easley School Supply donation

Paul, Dr. Hales, Brenda & Charlie
The Dr. Hales and the staff at Ferguson-Easley Elementary school are very happy with the school supplies donation MASH made to them on July 30th. Taking advantage of some awesome sales, Leigh-Anne, Charlie, Paul, and Brenda went shopping and then dropped off notebooks, pencils, crayons, rulers, glue sticks and colored pencils. This was in addition to the 144 pencils and 32 crayon packs provided through our ongoing Coke Rewards  fundraiser. We were able to provide a notebook and pencil for EVERY child in this school! Total dollar amount was over $260.

Schools supplies donation
Our final total donation tally:
    412 notebooks
    118 crayons (24 pack)
    480 pencils
     42 rulers
      8 glue sticks
      5 colored pencil set (12 pencils per)
     10 reams of multiuse paper
     50 packs of construction paper (2500 sheets, to be delivered next week from supplier)

Ferguson-Easley Elementary is the only STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) school in Fayetteville. In a poor neighborhood and predominately African-American, they treasure and truly need every donation. MASH supports this school because with the STEM curriculum, students learn valuable critical thinking skills crucial to producing rational and scientifically literate students. Something this area and the whole country can benefit from!

And who knows, perhaps they will produce the next Neil DeGrasse Tyson!

Friday, August 1, 2014

Farewell to Ian & Robyn and July 4th

We've been busy since Memorial Day. There were 2 parties to bid Ian and Robyn farewell, a dinner at Robyn's favorite Indian Restaurant and then Critical Drinking at her house. We'll miss both of them, but hope they will visit often!

July 4th, we celebrated in the boonies (my house) with sandwich makings, veggie tray, mac & cheese, chips-dips and fruit tray, and plans to watch the new Cosmos series. We watched some of Cosmos, but spent most of the time in various spirited discussions about the Hobby Lobby Supreme Court decision. We seem to do that a lot, get into interesting discussions and end forgoing the movie.