Monday, May 13, 2019

Bake Sale 2019

Ready to rock!
Thank you, Jefferson City!

Once more, we are grateful for the generosity of the citizens of Jefferson City. We only had 300 bags of goodies to sell (at $1 per bag), but you all gave $389.47. That's almost $100 in donations. Thank you!

This year's Bake Sale saw a huge variety in goodies baked by our, also generous, members . There were:
  • sprinkle cookies
  • blueberry cookies with lemon glaze
  • strawberry supreme cookies
  • orange cookies
  • lemon supreme cookies
  • oatmeal-raisin cookies
  • fudge cookies
  • chocolate-chip cookies
  • no bake cookies
  • rice crispies
  • brookies (brownie-cookie combo)
  • and brownies!
Our members also manned the sales table for five hours to bring these cookies to the public.

Our group does not charge membership dues. The money we raise at our annual Bake Sale funds our activities for the entire year. This year's money will help pay for upcoming field trips, including a visit in August to the Stonehenge exhibit and Science City at Union Station in Kansas City.

Looking forward to next year's Bake Sale!

--Jeannette F.

Would you like to buy some cookies? $1 a bag.

We got our smiles on.

I want to be the cashier!

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Dungeons and Dragons!


JCSHG teens and tweens have been meeting regularly to play a Dungeons and Dragons inspired game led by Matthew M. Each game night is a solid two hours of fun, food, and fantasy. We are lucky to have members like Matthew to provide an opportunity for our teens to hang out together and enjoy the game!

--by Billie S.

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Annual Family Picnic

The Warriors: Capture the Flag.

On Sept. 16 we held our Annual Family Picnic at Niekamp Park. With 10 families attending we had more than 40 people. A potluck meal with all kinds of tasty foods was shared. After the meal three organized games were played by the younger members of our group: water relay, Hoop Hop Showdown, and capture the flag. Meanwhile, the adults spent time catching up and getting to know each other better.

Thanks to the McMichael family for organizing this year's games!

--text by Jeannette F.
--photos by Jeannette F. and Evie M.


Enjoying good food and good company.

On your mark. Get set. Go!

Water relay game.

Rock, paper, scissors: Hoop Hop Showdown.

Sunday, May 27, 2018

7th Annual Bake Sale

Smiling members ready to sell some cookies!

Helping a customer.
May 11--It was a little drizzly for the first hour of our Bake Sale on this Friday before Mother's Day, but the rain passed quickly and left us with a very successful 7th annual Bake Sale. Thanks to the community, our members who baked, our members who manned the sales table, and our members who offered support in other ways, we were able to raise $370.44. This money will go into our general fund and will pay for assorted operating costs throughout the year and help offset expenses for our annual out-of-town field trip.

Thanks again to all who helped!

--text and pics by Jeannette F.

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Missouri Botanical Garden Field Trip

Waiting for our tour to begin.
We picked the perfect season for our annual out-of-town field trip. This year we decided to go to the Missouri Botanical Garden in St. Louis. The weather could not have been more perfect. What an incredible place. The children had the opportunity to explore Japanese, Mediterranean, and English gardens. The Climatron might have been the overall favorite. This geodesic greenhouse dome housed a tropical rain forest. The children also enjoyed the Piper observatory, from there they could overlook the boxwood labyrinth. Cannot wait to go back!

--text by Shannon W.
--pics by Audrey F.

Enjoying the Climatron.

Monday, March 26, 2018

The Art of the Brick and Science City Field Trip

Our entire group (minus photographer).
On Friday, March 23, five families (totaling 7 adults and 12 children) traveled to Kansas City's Union Station to view "The Art of the Brick" exhibit by Nathan Sawaya and to play and learn at Science City.

After touring "The Art of the Brick," we had lunch in the lunchroom there and then spent the rest of the day at Science City. Some of the kids especially enjoyed the outdoor area called Simple Machines at Play; it is new since our last visit.

Our youngest field trip participants.

Hanging out with the blue man.

Even "zip-lining" for the little ones.

Monday, October 30, 2017

Quest Club Halloween Party

Oct. 25--Quest Club hosted a group event at Park Day. The theme for this month's event was the “Holiday Badge” and the group celebrated with a Halloween party! Members enjoyed tasty treats and played Halloween-themed games.

Next month, Quest Club will hold it’s badging ceremony to reward the hard work members put into earning badges.

--text by Billie S.
--photos by Becky S.