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VBS 2017 Strength Heroes’ Journals

Monday 6-26-2017 Hockanum Valley Food Pantry

Leah C.
Today we went to a food pantry. We stocked shelves, put cat food in bags, and made snack bags for kids.  We made about 600 snack bags!  In the snack bags we put fruit snacks, apple sause or pudding, raisins, and milk or juice.  I worked on the snack bags the whole time with Sarah, Natalie, and Avery.  Everyone else did catfood and stocked shelves.  Then, we all took a picture with Bill and the other workers.  Last, we all went to Cumberland Farms and got Slushies!  Also, Don is the best leader! (He told us to do it!)

Lucas B.
Today we went to a food pantry. It was fun but a lot of work. Don, our Leader, is not awesome.

Sarah H.
Today we went to a food pantry. We stocked the shelves, baged cat food, and baged food for the kids.  We helped out a lot, and after we left I realized that there are a lot of people who are less forganant than us.  And I was glad we could help.

Avery P.
Today we went to a food pantry. I made foodpack there for kids.  I put in applesoos, pudding, goldfish, and raisons.  I had a great time, but it was a lot of hrd work.  The teacher said to us to say they were great, but I don’t feel like that.

Preston L.
We went to the food pantry. We did a verity of things.  We stocked shelves, filled bags of food, and supplied cat food.  The job I did was stock shelves we got toates and grabbed the items from them and supplied them for 2,000 people.

Jack L.
Today we went to a food pantry and Bill who was the owner of the pantry had us split into different groups to do different jobs. I did the cat food packing. Today was fun but hard.

Abby H.
Today we filled shelves and bage. I was filling a closing cat food bags.  And my hands hurt while I was closing the bags. And working there was fun but hard.

Anthony S.
Today we stocked shelves for an hour and a halve. It was AWESOME.

Gabby S.
We went to a food pantrey. I packed cat food.  It was fun, but tiring.  I still smell like cat food.

Natalie C.
Today we went to the food pantry. We stocked shelves made snack packs for kids and bagged cat food.  We did this because we need to help people who are less fortunate and can’t afford to buy food.  1,200 people go to the food pantry each week.  They go through 700 snack packs each week as well.

Tuesday 6-27-2017 Rockville YMCA

Jack L.
Today we went to the Y.M.C.A. in Rockville and we worked with kids 5 and under. The kids were cute but energetic and a bit annoying.

Anthony S.
Daycare: I found a really smart kid. It was fun/fantastic.  He was almost as smart as me: Arjay, 4 years old.

Preston L.
Today we went to the YMCA in Rockville. The kids were cute and adorible. They loved the big kids witch meant US and the kids were very inergetic and fun.  I would really love to go the again.

Avery P.
Today we went to the YMCA in Rockville. We played with kids.  They loved us and hand hang on to us (not kidding).

Abby H.
At the daycare we ate food, played with younger children, and were anoyanly adorible. They kept grabbing our hands and pulling us around but it was still a great experience.

Natalie C.
Today we went to the YMCA. We played with the children and read to them.  We played outside on the equitment and they liked to pretend we were criminals and lock us up in the “jail.”  Some of the kids weren’t used to new kids so these kids were more shy.  But some of the kids imediantly latched onto us and wanted to play.

Gabby S.
We went to the YMCA and played with them. It was fun.

Leah C.
Today we went to the YMCA to play with little kids. I played with a LOT of them! But I only remember 4 Coribeth, Hayley, Vera and Madalyn.  Some kids were a little shy and some were NOT shay at all.  When we played outside all the kids would grab us by the wrists and told us we were going to jail! They put us in a fake house and to get out we had to escape or get a friend to rescue! It was a energetically-adorable day!

Sarah H.
Today we went to the YMCA and played with kids. The kids were 5 years old and were a lot of fun. My favorit part was when the girl ran to us when we were about to leave.  She was really cute.  : )

Wednesday 6-28-2017  Vernon Manor

Will F.
Today we went to Vernon Maner.

Gabby S.
We played with senyers. They were nice and they didn’t pinch my cheeks.

Sarah H.
Today we went to Vernon Maner and we made crafts with some of the elders. We also played the price is right and had a lot of fun.  We made some new friends.

Natalie C.
Today we went to the Vernon Manor. We played with the elderly and made crafts.  The elderly were very similar to the children at the YMCA.  You need to have a lot of patience and be very hands on with them. We gave them an opportunity to be with children and talk to someone.

Avery P.
We went to Vernon Manner. We played a game with the eldery people we also made a craft.

Jack L.
Today we went to Vernon Manor and helped out with really old peple. We helped them with “the price is right” and helped them with a craft

Anthony S.
Vernon Manor: Played Price is right with elderys. It was ok.

Abby H.
At the Mainor we played games and made crafts. We got prises and had fun.  We met new people and we got to win or lose with them.  We created a fun craft.  And I loved it!

Leah C.
Today we went to Vernon Manor and we worked with the residents. First, we met them all and after that we played the price is right.  We had to guess the price of objects like orange juice or a movie ticket.  Then we made a glow bug craft.  It was so fun and they were all so nice.

Audrey M.
I had so much fun a the Vernon Manor. I really liked helping and make them feel happy.  They made me hapy too.  This was really fund and I wish I could go next year.  My favorite part was the arts and crafts and putting smiles on there faces.

Preston L.
Today we went to Vernon Maner. Most of the elderly people were very nice and polite.  We played “The Price i$ Right” and we crafted small bugs in arts and crafts.  At the end the elder person I worked with she missed me and I had a very good time.

Thursday 6-29-2017 Auer Farm

Natalie C.
Today we went to Auer Farm. We helped by weeding the plants. The farm gives fresh food to food pantry’s for people less fortunate. Volunteers help out to grow the plants. It’s a good cause.

Avery P.
Today we went to a farm. We were weding garden.  It was hard work, but it made the garden look great.  After we went on a haeride.

Abby H.
Today we ate weeds, went on a hay ride and pulled weeds too! We worked so very hard to get the job done! And so today we learned hard work pays off! Yay!!

Anthony S.
Farm: delicious, fun, cute

Gabby S.
Today was fun and diarty. We did weding. It was fun.

Jack L.
Today we went to Auer Farm and weeded.

Preston L.
Today we went to Auer Farm. It was amazing. We worked in a yard and ate the weeds in the farm. Then we went on a hay ride it was…

Sarah H.
Today we went to a farm and we weeded the gardens. We also went on a hay ride.

Audrey M.
I had soo much fun helping people in need. I felt like I was really making a difference.  Today I got really dirty and had so much fun.  Helping animals ICdop’s.  First we helped with the weeds and then we had a hay ride.

Leah C.
Today we went to Auer Farm. We weeded a LOT first.  Then, we went on a hay ride.  We learned about the farm and a little about history too!  Next we went to pet animals.  Sheep, bunnies, chickens, and llamas (or alpacas).  It was so fun!