Monday, October 13, 2008

Valued Families Celebrates Six Month Milestone!

Thank you so much for a terrific turn-out for or last park meeting for the season! It truly warmed my heart to see the children interacting and playing with one another (finally!) and the parents socializing and getting to know one another better. It was very satisfying to know that at our group's six month mark, we have already met our primary mission to provide social networking and support for gay and lesbian families and their children. This spring, with the "It's Elementary" screening we will celebrate our 1 year anniversary by moving into the advocacy portion of our mission. I am looking forward to it!

As the weather turns colder, we will move the meetings to Harmony Cafe. The first Sundays of each month, again from 2:00 -4:00. The Cafe is closed to the public on Sundays so it is very gracious of the Harmony staff to allow us this privilege. Let's try to keep that in mind as we bring in snacks and activities....we are responsible for leaving he place as we left it! :)

In the upcoming months, I'd love to see some of you early  and one time attendees return. We loved meeting you the first time, please join us again and see all of the new faces.

Parents willing and able to help me organize some activities for the children and/or brings snacks should contact me and pick a month. I'd really appreciate the support. Ideas for activities include:

-Age appropriate art project
-Music time (anyone play an  instrument?)
-organized game
-story time
-Holiday cookie decorating.

I think if we have at least 30 minutes of something organized it will add a little more value  (no pun intended!) to our get-togethers. 

For the parents: I am definitely hoping to do some parent's night activities to get us through the long winter, and I would like to plan another family outing. The Green Bay Botanical Garden Festival of Lights is one idea. And certainly we will have a sledding hill day one snowy afternoon. Thoughts?

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