Wednesday, March 24, 2010

National Nutrition Month Exeter Public Library 2pm group! 3/24/2010

I had so much fun reading to the last group at the Exeter Public Library!  March is National Nutrition Month and as a member of the New Hampshire Dietetics Association I was able to read to three different groups in Exeter.  I read a book called The Vegetables We Eat and we talked about the different colors of vegetables and what vegetables they like to eat!  After we read together we colored a worksheet of different veggies!  I also had a hand out for the family to bring home with healthy snacks that are kid friendly!  We had a great time.

National Nutrition Month Exeter Public Library 10am group 3/24/2010

I was at the Exeter Public Library at 10am reading to some of the cutest kids in Exeter!  For story time I read The Vegetables We Eat!  It was interresting to see when I asked the kids what their favorite vegetable was I heard little voices scream with excitement!  Carrots!  Broccoli! Celery! Green Beans! Strawberries!  Kids 5 and under are still learning the difference between fruits and vegetables, names of fruits and vegetables, and colors at this age.  It was a great opportunity to make a difference in the kids lives by talking about different fruits and vegetables, how they grow, what kind of vegetable they are, and their color!  After we read the book everyone knew that eggplants were purple!  Mission accomplished they learned something!  After we read together we colored a worksheet full of veggies.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Children's Miracle Network Reach Out and Read Boston Children's Hospital 3/22/2010

  Getting into the Boston Children's Hospital as a volunteer is a challenge!  They have rules and regulations that make it hard to volunteer for just one day.  After leaving a few messages Christopher Alexander, the program coordinater for the Reach Out Read program called me and asked me to come in to read to the children.  I was so excited!  I went in with four of my favorite children's books and sat in the waiting room at the CMN and read to he kids all day.  They have a big library there for the kids to pick books as well. 

Sunday, March 21, 2010

3/21/2010 Singing at the Manchester Millrats Basketball Game

I was asked to sing the National Anthem at the last home game for the Manchester Millrats at Southern New Hampshire University.  I was also able to sing my Miss NH talent during half time.  Watching the game was so much fun!  They played really well!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Kentucky here we come! Keep me in your prayers!

Word of the day: Opportunity (use your imagination)

I leave for Kentucky on Saturday with the UNH crew. We will be building houses while we are there. I am so excited to go! Thank you to ACE Hardware in Raymond for sponsoring my gear! I find giving back to the community through service is rewarding and fulfilling. When Cathy from ACE Hardware heard I was shopping for my alternative spring break for Christian Appalachian Project she decided to pay it forward and offer me quite a nice discount on my gear. It was an unexpected bonus that I am appreciative for and I will definitely have to share some photos of the Carhartt gear hard at work hammering, sawing, and helping build a community. Thank you ACE for helping me make a difference. :) I can't wait to travel to a new state, relax, work hard, and enjoy what I have been given...."opportunity" giddyup I got my bandana's ready :)

Alternative Spring Break 2010

SITE: Christian Appalachian Project (CAP)
LOCATION: Flatgap, Kentucky


DEPART:  March 13, 2010, 6:00am from Durham, NH
ARRIVE:  March 13, 2010, 10:00pm at Salem, WV (overnight at Nazareth Farm)

DEPART:  March 14, 2010, 9:00am from Salem, WV
ARRIVE:  March, 14, 2010, 4:00pm at Flatgap, KY

DEPART:  March 19, 2010, 10:00am from Flatgap, KY
ARRIVE:  March, 20, 2010, 2am at Durham, NH

Back in time for Miss NH Rehearsal March 20th 1:00pm.  

Sunday, March 7, 2010

NH State Home Show day 2 Food Drive 3/7/2010

As Miss Manchester I helped at the NH State Home Show held at the Radisson Expo Center in Manchester! They hosted a food drive that I helped at for two of the days. I was able to help collect the food and sell tickets for the event. With a canned good the public got a $2.00 off their admission. Together the state of NH collected 19,969 POUNDS OF FOOD. Great job New Hampshire!

National Nutrition Month Swasey Elementary School 3/5/2010

Bake Sale for Kentucky! 3/2/2010

Raising money for our trip to Kentucky with the Christian Appalachian Project and St. Thomas More! Our goal was to raise $8,000!

Girls Inc Manchester 2/25/2010

Saturday, March 6, 2010

NH State Home Show 3/6/2010

As Miss Manchester I helped at the NH State Home Show held at the Radisson Expo Center in Manchester!  They hosted a food drive that I helped at for two of the days.  I was able to help collect the food and sell tickets for the event.  With a canned good the public got a $2.00 off their admission.  Together the state of NH collected 19,969 POUNDS OF FOOD.  Great job New Hampshire!

Friday, March 5, 2010

Oxfam Hunger Banquet 3/5/2010

I have been a volunteer the Oxfam Student Org for the past 4 years at UNH.  It is a group that really makes a difference in the community!

The Oxfam America Hunger Banquet event provides an opportunity to educate the public on hunger issues and raise funds to support Oxfam's poverty-fighting work.

Guests at the event draw tickets at random that assign them each to either a high-, middle-, or low-income tier and receive a corresponding meal. The 15 percent in the high-income tier are served a sumptuous meal sitting at a table with full settings and service. The 35 percent in the middle-income section eat a simple meal of rice and beans while sitting on chairs and no table. The 50 percent in the low-income tier help THEMSELVES to small portions of rice and water that comes in one big pot with out utensils...oh and they have to sit on the floor. Finally, all guests are invited to share their thoughts after the meal.
After an Oxfam America Hunger Banquet event, few participants leave with full stomachs, but all possess a greater understanding of the problems of hunger and poverty and will hopefully be motivated to do something about them.