Monday, November 30, 2015

November 2015

One of our hay wagons.
Our fall has been busy! Here are the highlights from this month.

And the other.

The Pantry, which we help out as an on-going community service project, received a large donation from The Bishop's Storehouse in St. Louis. On Nov. 9, some of our members picked it up there and delivered it to Jefferson City where others were waiting to unload it and fill up the cupboards at The Pantry. On distribution day later this month, The Pantry handed out enough food to feed approximately 300 people.

The climbing tree.
On Nov. 11, we had a record turnout for our annual Parks & Rec Hayride and Bonfire at Binder Park with 17 families (53 people) attending. We look forward to this outing each year and the kids could not wait to climb their favorite tree, roast hot dogs and marshmallows, and enjoy hanging out together. This year we added an extra hour to our time around the fire and we think next year we will add another one!
Getting supplies for the engineering problems.

Working on a problem.
On Nov. 16, the Science and Nature Club had a guest presenter at its monthly meeting. Matthew McMichael, a civil engineer, came to talk about different types of engineers and challenged club members with a few engineering activities. The members gained a better understanding of the difference between engineers and scientists and worked on three engineering projects which tested their perseverance and problem solving abilities.

--text by Evie M. and Billie S.
--photos by Evie M. and Matthew M.