Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Taco Tuesday, Work Crews, and Evening Recreation

There's many traditions at SERVE and barring any crazy schedule changes during our week (like last week) one of those traditions is TACO TUESDAY. 

We're so thankful for our incredible cooks (Barb and Al Desilets) and their dedicated team of volunteers this week including Hopers Bob Huber and Bob Soulchin and Vermonters Tina Labeau, Bev Foster, and a variety of others that have popped in all week!

The sun finally graced us with it's presence today not only was a lot of work done but we got out for recreation tonight at an incredible park called Stoughton Pond. 
What I think you really want to know about though is where the students served today! Each day 8 different work crews leave Chester Baptist Church and head into the surrounding communities.  Every year we have a theme for our team names which have included mountains, ski areas, Ben and Jerry's flavors, Crayola colors, VT State Parks, ski trail names, Peace Tea flavors and more.  For our 10th Anniversary here in VT we picked team names based on the best of those categories.

Team CaddyShack
Starting their week at Whale of a Sale moving furniture and helping the Congregational Church of Londonderry and then hoping to do some painting at a local park if the weather holds off!

Team Equinox
Starting their week off at Colonial House stacking wood and headed to do some tree work in Cavendish and some house repair in Chester later in the week.

Team Apple Jacks
Working at the Colaborative this week painting in their building and weeding in the community garden.  More work as the week goes on in Flood Brook School.

Team Mud Pie
Started their week off helping Chris and Kathleen Blackey at the First Baptist Church in South Londonderry and then headed to Taylor Farm today to work on an apartment that needed some serious love after previous tenants recently left.

Team Stillwater
Serving at the Calvary Baptist Church VBS in Springfield this week providing energy, skits, and dance moves to an already awesome program. In the afternoons they've got some time to prep for the next day but also got out into the community this week to do some work at the Springfield Parent Child Center.

Team Mango Tango
Working at the Springfield Family Center this week doing some cleaning, painting, and helping serve lunch.

Team Ripcord
Serving in Cavendish this week on a wide variety of jobs.  Pastor Abe at the Cavendish Baptist Church does an incredible job networking with his community and this team is in a lot of different places doing a lot of cool things this week.

Team Sugarbush
Working right here in Chester and Andover this week doing a variety of jobs including at Abundance Acres CSA, building benches, and helping the pastor of the Chester Congregational Church with a yard sale.  

Pictures will be up later tonight - thanks to the incredible Alexis Madonna for her work in getting all those amazing pictures up online all week long!