Friday was Hawthorn’s Peace Festival…

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“…if peace is our vision, let us begin…”

It rained all week in Kansas City but today the sun came out and our students went out and did {{popup art2.gif art2 550×367}}sidewalk art on what {{popup art3.gif art3 550×372}}peace means to them. The kids had a {{popup art4.gif art4 550×435}}blast. When the {{popup people.gif people 550×367}}parents showed up ( we think we had between 400-450) they could view the site for our {{popup pole.gif pole 550×469}}peace pole. Ours will have 8 different languages and a braille plate. You can check them out here. They got dinner for a dollar ({{popup hotdog.gif hotdog 372×500}}hotdog, chips and water), free {{popup ccandy.gif ccandy 550×476}}cotton candy– they really liked {{popup ccandy2.gif ccandy2 550×367}}it! We had each grade {{popup sing.gif sing 550×424}}sing peace songs. The other school I work at, Union Chapel has a drum club (wrote a grant with a teacher several years ago for this) and they came over and {{popup drum1.gif drum1 550×367}}performed. They were wonderful! We also had “One Earth-One Sky” {{popup kite1.gif kite1 550×348}}kite fly. We had a wonderful breeze and the kites really {{popup kite2.gif kite2 550×367}}took off. Kids could also make {{popup papercranes.gif papercranes 550×268}}paper cranes, get a {{popup tatoo.gif tatoo 550×424}}tatoo, which they love to show {{popup tatoo2.gif tatoo2 550×471}}off. We also displayed the John Denver {{popup JDquilt.gif JDquilt 461×500}}Peace Cloth and even had a member of their board, {{popup sarah.gif sarah 333×500}}Sarah attend. You can check out this project at John Denver Peace Cloth. We will be adding our own {{popup hquilt.gif hquilt 550×367}}panel to the cloth and had everyone who attended {{popup hquilt2.gif hquilt2 550×367}}signed the panel. We got some very interesting {{popup hquilt3.gif hquilt3 550×367}}signings. All and all it was a wonderful success. I took 219 pictures, many familes attended and my principal was happy. Now I am very tired and going to bed!


  1. Erin said:

    It looks like everyone had a great time and you got some great pictures! I love the one of the chalk! You did a great job! Hard work pays off when you see such an amazing end result! Great job!

    May 7, 2007
  2. Kay said:

    Too Cool! Glad you had a good day, good turn-out, and many happy faces- the Tattoos were really great. What a great concept!

    May 7, 2007
  3. La said:

    It has not stopped raining since Saturday morning (lots of storms and flooding) Friday was so beautiful- the power of the rosary!

    May 7, 2007
  4. La said:

    As much work as it was- it sure was fun and the families seemed to enjoy it. Nothing wrong with fun!

    May 6, 2007

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