We can do it together!
As many of you already know, Old Home Days (OHD) are June 7 and 8, and the theme is Discovering Our Resourcefulness. This is an exciting topic for our community, allowing us to showcase our resiliency, learn different ways to become more resourceful and share ideas that we have implemented in our homes and communities to become more self-sustaining.
Middlefield and surrounding towns are just filled with people who garden, who knit and crochet and quilt, who can vegetables and make jellies, and who are passionate about helping others and protecting the environment. The Coginchaug Area Transition (CAT) group will have on-going presentations about gardening, recycling and composting all day at their interactive educational tent. CAT is part of Transition US, which is a resource and catalyst for building resilient communities across the United States that are able to withstand severe energy, climate or economic shocks while creating a better quality of life in the process. CAT will provide local opportunities to participate in this worthwhile endeavor.
The children’s activities will also have the theme of resourcefulness incorporated throughout the day. A highlight will be “Cryril The Socerer”, who will arrive with a creative presentation about recycling in which a wizard must save the day when ogres are creating too much garbage for a community to handle. You will find out how to be on Cyril’s side of the equation rather than being a trash-creating ogre! There will be art projects with recycled materials, movement, live animals, and of course, an ice cream social.
It will be a wonderful day to come together for fun-filled sharing and learning. Remember, June 7 evening and June 8 all day at Peckham Park, starting with a parade on Saturday morning. It will be THE place to be. Let’s get resourceful and resilient together while we have a blast!
For further information about CAT opportunities and/or OHD children’s activities, email Carol Bufithis at email@example.com.