Lots of wonderful things are happening around Patchwork!
Our Pancake Breakfast is coming up this weekend on Saturday, April 21 from 7:30 am to 11:30 am. Guests can get a tasty breakfast and visit with friends for the low price of $5 for adults and $3 for children, but that’s not all!
Guests can also bid on bikes in our silent auction–bikes like this super cool custom built side-by-side tandem! It’s the talk of Patchwork and it could be yours! Just be the high bidder!
Other auction bikes include a nice mix of vintage Schwinns and one lightweight road bike. See more details on our website: www.Patchwork.org.
And in addition to the bikes, guests at the Pancake extravaganza can also purchase art from Patchwork artists including Billy Hedel, Lisa Dayvolt, Nancy Lockyear, and the kids in Art & Company. Art & Company will be selling garden markers, perfect for adding some fun art to your backyard green spaces!
Proceeds from the breakfast will support Patchwork’s programming.
The celebrating will continue next week with our annual End of the Year Celebration on Thursday, April 26 at 5:00 pm. Friends and family are invited to join us for a program celebrating the children’s accomplishments and a meal together afterward.
As always, there is plenty to celebrate! Right now the children are putting the finishing touches on many different art projects that will be on display for the Celebration. Notable among these projects are two led by our wonderful interns from the University of Evansville. Jonathan led an activity making snow globes and Kassandra led an encaustic painting project that involved drippy crayon over top of acrylic paintings. Look for both projects to be on display at the end of the year.
Meanwhile, good moments continue in the tutoring program. Dixie reports that we have a good team of tutors including three retired teachers whose extra experience is helpful with students who need some extra attention.
Ideally, each child is regularly matched with the same tutors and develops a rapport with them. It helps the children get the most out of their tutoring sessions. Recently, Dixie found success with one older boy who has come rather unenthusiastically come to tutoring for years. Last week, after a semester of work with one USI student, this boy entered the tutoring room practically skipping!
At our End of the Year Celebration we’ll also be celebrating all of our tutoring students accomplishments, improved grades, and honor roll recognitions. We’ll also celebrate the contributions of all of our volunteers who have helped make our programming possible.