On Friday June 24th, in Common Ground, we will cancel all activities for the entire day and have staff and interns available, while we have our first ALL DAY “Art Day.” We will spend the whole day making art and will save work to be displayed in our first ever Art Show that will take place in July. If these events end up being half as good as we think they will, we are all in for a great treat!
Every Year, Common Ground awards outstanding contributors, who go well beyond what’s necessary in terms of service to our program. This important celebration highlights our most dedicated staff (outside of Common Ground), community partners and members. Please view the photos below and read the captions for more on this year’s winners.
There were two other awards presented yesterday. Unfortunately, neither recipient was able to attend our ceremony. There descriptions are below:
Claude R. has been a member of the Common Ground Program for several years. He is known most for his friendly personality and generosity. Frequently, Claude brings in pizza, pastries, etc. without being asked to do so, to feed those less fortunate. He even cleans up after the group every time, without being asked to do so, to ensure he will continue to be allowed to provide these much-anticipated gifts to his peers.
The Glastonbury Home Depot has been providing donated vegetable and herb plants to the Common Ground Learning Center for 3 consecutive years, as an effort to support our community garden through Goodwin College. The Home Depot takes particular interest in our efforts to educate our community about gardening and healthy food choices.
Every year, the annual Phyllis M. Redfield Awards are given for outstanding contributions to Common Ground. This year, we will enjoy the wonderful weather together, in Town Green Park, directly behind Common Ground at 1 PM. Hope to see you there!
Common Ground has made a great effort to get their members out to theater productions and musical performances around the state. Members have loved all of the special events they have been able to experience. This photo was taken at the Bushnell last week when the group took in a beautiful orchestra performance.
Yesterday, our great friends and community partners from The Home Depot in Glastonbury donated huge quantities of plants for our community garden. This year, Common Ground will also be partnering with Goodwin College, this time with twice as many garden plots as in previous years. All produce will be given out to members and/or sold to farmer’s markets. The gardening team will have the responsibility of tending the garden and deciding where this years crop will end up 🙂
Today was the last day of planning for the upcoming Fun Fest event in Southington on June 10th. Advocates from around the state gathered to make sure their ideas would be part of the festivities. Be sure to join us that day!
InterCommunity Young Adults and YAS Program staff and mentors came together and decided to officially thank Tammie for all of her hard work above and beyond the call of duty, for young adults over the years. Congratulations, Tammie!!!