the Omaha, Nebraska Farmers' Market and community system in empoverished neighborhoods that previous only had a convenience store for the neighborhood families food access. That is very expensive and poor quality of food!
The Recycling Event that was held in partnership with the Marysville High School BioClub, their sponsors, Ms. Kim Houtz and additional staff members on Friday, Dec 3rd was a big success! At least 70 students, and about 10 adults representing community recycling volunteers and at least one trash service entrepreneur, the county director of recycling, and representatives from the Marshall County Ministerial Alliance all meet with Steve Meyer, owner and operator of the South-Central Recycling Inc in Newton, Kansas. "Ms Merry Fitness" and the Healthy Congregations in Action Coordinator, Helen Stucky Risdon, from the United Methodist Churches of the Jerusalem Road Parish and United Methodist President from Swede Creek UMC facilitated this meeting sponsored by grant funding from the United Methodist Health Ministry Fund www.healthfund.org in Hutchison, KS to the JRP UM Churches.
After the opportunity to hear Steve's perspective from twenty years in the recycling business, and Faith-Community Nurse, Helen's input from Health MInistry visits to Fayetteville, Arkansas, and county recycling volunteers of Marshall County with over 23 years of experience, students and adults had a quick exercise to divide into teams with diverse thinking for brainstorming what could be done to enhance the process in Marshall County for the stewardship of the Earth.
The students will be meeting again on Dec 15 and will include additional work and brainstorming how to gather input from their family members and the community before the end of the year. So STAY TUNED...this is history in the making! And again HOPE for the Future when these kids will be voting and in charge! visit www.marysvilleschools.org for a photo slide show and brief article. Continue to visit that website and Wellness Weavers to be able to provide your input into the recycling issues before the end of the year. Give yourself, your family, and your community a Christmas gift this season by providing your wishes for the best problem-solving solutions! With so many diverse groups and skills involved, it is bound to be good! That brings hope that we will indeed have a happy, healthier New Year!
Earlier in the day, "Ms Merry Fitness" got to be on the ball and juggle scarves and play with the residents of Cambridge Place Nursing Home. Then she got to make healthy snacks at the Marysville United Methodist Church and sing songs of worship to a jazzy CD at the same time. With the large gas stove with Christmas towels hanging off the handles, she felt right at home!
THE COMMUNITY THANKSGIVING DINNER
Wellness Weavers partnered with The Pour House Restaurant and Bar at their place on the East side of the Round Square in Blue Rapids, KS
According to main chef, and main wizard of the event, Dustin Tryon...over 250 were served at the first Blue Rapids Community Thanksgiving Dinner. The "bar" was transformed and had great relaxing music, a friendly atmosphere, and some even choose to play games. The Sheriff came down and took meals to the prisioners...bet they were grateful and thinking twice about healthier choices, missing their families, and for staying out of prison. Wal-Mart employees who were working in the late afternoon evening got to enjoy a catered meal in appreciation for working so others could participate in their mad rush, "Black Friday". My Friday was Merry and Bright and including singing, dancing, and having a ball with my 83 year old Mother who only has to take a thyroid replacement pill.
The other fun day was the healthy cooking day at the Blue Rapids Community Center. VISIT THE PHOTO ALBUM FOR A LITTLE MORE INFO. The taste tests for the healthy options were well received. Ms Merry Fitness kicked off her Merry Thankmas season with gratitude and fun for the kids that volunteered to wait on tables. Our future outlook just got merrier and bright! The world might be a healthier more fun place by the time these kids are adults :)
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