It was a great day to be outside, and there was a wonderful turnout for the Haw Creek Commons Easter egg hunt. Lots and lots of smiles-- as many took part in the Easter egg hunt, bouncy house, face painting and water balloon toss.
A couple weeks before the Easter Egg Hunt I invited the Girl Scouts to come and take part. She explained that they could participate or come and help with the games, egg hunt, bouncy house, prize table, or crafts—thinking it could potentially be a way to earn a badge or part of a badge for a scout. Three or four girls came to the event, and when we announced it was time for face painting, two of the girls stepped up and asked Katey if they could help paint faces. Having the girls take part was especially wonderful for two reasons. First they felt at home at Haw Creek Commons enough to jump right in to help. Second, it was a wonderful opportunity to see the two groups come together to support the work of another activity that was taking place. The girl scouts are also in the midst of taking quilting lessons from the quilters group that meets at Haw Creek Commons.
That’s how we see Haw Creek Commons, a place where people are welcome to jump right in and do things they are excited to do!
It is a joy to see interaction take place between the various groups at Haw Creek Commons. The Easter Egg Hunt provided a way to meet new children and adults while, also, letting familiar faces take the lead in inviting others into a welcoming space.