Sunday, April 17, 2011

A Seagull and A Villager

This is our grandson as he appeared this week in Missoula Children' Theatre production of Treasure Island. He was one of quite a few seagulls and he was the tallest of them all.

I want to just take a moment and encourage all of you to watch these performances if you get a chance. First of all, they audition on a Monday and 4 days later they are performing for an audience and they do two shows one Friday evenings and one Saturday afternoons.

Secondly, if you haven't ever attended one, call the local schools in your area and ask them if they have these yearly performances and if they do, get on a list so you know when and show up and support these young children who work so hard and diligently all week long.

I would have love to have gone yesterday, however, I had previous engagement and had to help with the Scoutorama and missed the performance. The saddest thing was my granddaughter was so upset and disappointed...she said they had maybe 10 people there, there were more actors than audience.

I encourage you if you work for a school that has these wonderful things for students to get involved and get the word out. Several schools in our area do not participate in this, so I am sure many of their families would have attended a free performance had they known about it.

Here is our little villager. She wouldn't give her Papa a kiss because she said she had a beard and didn't want it to come off!

Have a truly blessed day and doesn't matter if they are your children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, neighbor children or strangers, support children and what they are doing in the neighborhood and at the schools...

Buy Girl Scout Cookies even if you are on a diet or a diabetic and bless someone else with them.
Buy Boy Scout popcorn
Let the kids standing on the corner yelling free car wash, wash your car and then pay them for what you would have paid the car wash to do it
Stop by a school and ask if you can volunteer to read
Bake some cookies for the kids next door
Take a care package to the family just moving in
Make dinner for those children you know are latch key kids and their parents work all night

Be Blessed and Be a Blessing!

1 comment:

Scrappy quilter said...

Sounds like some wonderful things happening with your group. Hugs