Submitted by Judith Whitman, MV Friendly Neighbors
The Meadow Vista Friendly Neighbors participated in the PHEF BBQ on August 25, 2018 by serving the delicious barbequed chicken, tri-tip, and sides prepared by the Meadow Vista Lions Club. Our community turned out in droves – it was wonderful to see such great support for our schools. Thanks Meadow Vista!!
At our meeting on August 25, 2018, we were honored to receive a presentation by Janine Dexter, the Director of the After-School Community Music Program in Meadow Vista. Ms. Dexter explained how vital this program is for our youngsters because music education in grades K through 8 has been eliminated and students who want to participate in high school band must have some preliminary music education in order to do so. The music program is open to all students in the Meadow Vista area and is offered at no cost to the students. The facilities for the program are provided by the Faith Lutheran Church but the program is not affiliated with the church or with any other religious organization. We are grateful for the hard work and dedication Ms. Dexter brings to this endeavor.
We are now gearing up for our most important project of the year – the Christmas Basket food and toy program. There will be food drives at our local schools, a toy drive at Wells Fargo Bank and requests for monetary gifts to support this program. We hope our entire community will find a way to get involved in this effort. We will be assembling the food boxes on the evening of Friday, December 14, 2018. Mark your calendar to save the date as this is always a fun event and every member of our community is warmly invited to participate as we fill the boxes full of healthy, nutritious food for members of our community who need a helping hand.
Our October meeting will be on October 24, 2018 also at the Faith Lutheran Church with social time at 11:30 and lunch at Noon.
Community members interested in learning more about the worthy work we do are invited and encouraged to attend our meetings which are held on the fourth Wednesday of each month. We will enthusiastically welcome each of you to join us as we serve our wonderful community. If you would like to participate in the many projects we sponsor but are not able to attend all (or any) of our week-day meetings, you are still very welcome to become a member and lend a hand when you can. Please visit our website (noted below) and let us know if we can send you a membership invitation. We would love to have you join us!
The Meadow Vista Friendly Neighbors Club, www.meadowvistafriendlyneighbors.com