Patchwork has been out and about in our neighborhood, lately. It’s been particularly wonderful with all the new activity and businesses opening on Haynie’s Corner.
Last Friday, our Junior Leaders (teens in middle school and high school) enjoyed a Team Outing on a beautiful autumn day in Haynie’s Corner. The outing was a reward for the Leadership Team’s good work over the last month serving as role models and assistants for the younger children in our Arts & Smarts program.
Officially, the outing was an Un-Birthday Party, since the day was everyone’s un-birthday. The group (all wearing silly hats, of course!) walked the block and a half to the Haynie’s Corner Fountain where we played games and exchanged un-birthday gifts. Then we enjoyed a picnic of appetizers from the Bokeh Lounge and an un-birthday cake baked by one of our volunteers.
The following Sunday, Patchwork was back at Haynie’s Corner for a bike ride organized by Pete, the bike guy, to raise awareness for Patchwork’s Bike Shop. A group of about 30 riders gathered for a trip down the Pigeon Creek Greenway Passage and back to the Bokeh Lounge for refreshment afterward. The bike ride also raised some funds for Patchwork’s Bike Shop so Pete can restock on tires, tubes, and (hopefully) some bike locks.
As busy as the Bike Shop has been, Pete definitely needs to restock. So far, we’ve given away 25 bikes and done numerous repairs. Pete averages 2-3 walk-in customers every morning that the bike shop is open in addition to his work rehabbing bikes to give out. Currently, he is in need of used adult bikes and additional volunteers who are experienced in bike repair.
Coming up soon, you’ll have your own opportunity to explore our beautiful neighborhood and to support Patchwork. We’ll host our annual Holiday Art Sale on November 6 & 7. The Holiday Sale features 100% handmade artwork by local artists including the children in Patchwork’s Arts & Smarts program.
On November 6, you can visit our Sale from 6 pm-9 pm as part of First Friday in the Haynie’s Corner Arts District.
The sale continues from 9 am-2 pm on Saturday, November 7. During lunch on the 7th you can also visit the Empty Bowls fundraiser happening at Kirby’s. Admission to the Holiday Sale is free. 30% of all purchases will be given to Patchwork to support our programming.