2013 Summer Camp volunteers
Part 2- On August 18, super volunteers of Plantation Bay came out to hold an end of summer Barbecue and recognize summer program participants. Those who earned them were given excellent quality school backpacks, stocked with supplies. Thumbs up to great the Plantation Bay volunteers! Video below:
Part 1- Plantation Bay volunteers.
Green onions and broccoli are harvested from the Old Schoolhouse garden. Kids get an education on organic farming, food sustainability, composting and environmental stewardship from Raphael Al Kemi, master gardener, who laid out and framed the beginning garden beds to teach students. The seeds were initially planted by members of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority as shown in the video below.
AKA dances at Old Schoolhouse- president, vice-president and Nola kids
Old Schoolhouse remodeling – group unity photo. Someone behind me had a great voice in singing “We Shall Overcome,” accompanying the classic Diana Ross version played on the sound system. Rev. Giddens seated in the center.
This brief tribute was given by Rev. Frank Giddens on the AKA Martin Luther King Day of Service remodeling project, at the Old Schoolhouse. He noted the hard times of old and mentioned sacrifice- life often involves sacrifice and suffering to make a better way. He also referenced an old scripture- putting your hands to whatever you were given to do with might.
Not trendy messages to be sure, but sorely needed in many places. Click video to see Giddens’ speech. Above is a picture of he and his wife Essie, the first schoolteacher at the Old Schoolhouse.
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PART 2- Brief interview with Sue Fray, president of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority – Chi Delta Omega Chapter – Flagler County, Florida on the AKA Martin Luther King Day of Service, at the All Kids are First Old Schoolhouse, Espanola Florida, Jan 21, 2013.
Her message for young people was simple – QUOTE: “Let them know they’re beautiful, they’re smart, they’re intelligent – all you need to do is apply yourself.”