Gardening for Health The Pantry focus recently has been planning for the Garden project. Garden Coordinator Ilsa DeWald and Becca Vasquez, the Pantry’s full-time AmeriCorps member helping with the Garden, have been busy organizing activities and getting ready for spring. There are many volunteers needed for this project, and experience is not necessary. A volunteer orientation will be held at the Pantry: Wednesday, April 15, 1:00—3:00 pm. Contact the Pantry at firstname.lastname@example.org to register for one of these times. Remember, gardening activities are great exercise! We also want to thank the staff at Centro, Inc., for helping us to plan options for the rainwater catchment system for the garden. This system will allow us to save rainwater to use during dry periods.
Upcoming Event The Ribbon Cutting and Tree Planting Celebration will be Saturday, April 25, from 1:00—3:00. The name of the garden and the winner(s) of the naming contest will be announced. Activities for kids and soil preparation are planned.
Save the Date! The 5th Annual Golf Tournament, presented by Scheels, will be Friday, May 15, at Brown Deer Golf Club in Coralville. Registration for this 4-person best shot outing is at 7:30 am. The final check in is at 8:30 am and the shotgun start is at 9:00 am. The catered meal begins at 1:00 pm. The entry fee is $400 per team (prepaid) and $440 per team on the day of the event. Included in the fee is a continental breakfast, green fees, cart, catered meal and team picture. A silent auction will be held immediately following the tournament.
Summer Lunch and Fun The Pantry will again provide food and an activity related to health and nutrition on Tuesdays for the Summer Lunch and Fun program. The program will run from June 8 to August 14, Monday through Friday. Volunteer opportunities are available to help with this program.
Volunteers, Volunteers, Volunteers There will be an even greater diversity of opportunities available for volunteering at the Pantry this spring, summer and fall. In order for the Pantry to function effectively and fulfill its mission, people with all kinds of gifts and talents are needed. Many opportunities to be the hands and feet of the Risen Lord through ministering to our community are available at the Pantry. Come to the next New Volunteer Orientation on Wednesday, April 29, from 6:00—8:00 pm at the Pantry. Join a wonderful group of volunteers!