Family Day is a longstanding tradition here at COLM. It is a time to open the classrooms for families and friends, enjoy a preformance by the children, and enjoy time together in fellowship. In preparation for Family Day, we made chicken soup.
The recipie is easy to make, and the children loved peeling and chopping some of the ingredients. The reciepie comes from Amy Green and is easily adaptable to what ingredients/spices you have on hand. Hominy is one of the ingredients and it is found near the corn in the canned vegetable aisle.
The children loved showing their guests the classrooms and sharing their work.
After that, it was time for chapel. The children worked hard to prepare a special program.
The toddlers sang and danced a 'hora,' which is a traditional circle dance original to Eastern Europe.
Primary children sang and acted the 'Seed Song' and 'This Pretty Planet'. Everyone did a wonderful job!
Then it was time to eat the soup, browse the book fair, and spend time together. The soup was delicious and the book fair raised over $500 in free books for the school thanks to your support and the support of the COL congregation the following Sunday. We also sold out of solar powered lanterns - one lantern purchased = one lantern given to a community that does not have electric lights.
Thank you to everyone who came to celebrate this special day with us! It was a fabulous way to kick off the holiday season. Also, big thanks to Meg Porter from Meg Porter Photography for all the images in this post. Please visit her website or Facebook page and give her a 'like'!
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