Despite the soggy weather, Legacy Park’s Community Day, held Sunday, February 27, lived up to its promise: Providing the broader community with an opportunity to meet the park’s nonprofit tenants and friends.
Moving inside Cochran Hall for the afternoon didn’t dampen anyone’s spirits. Frank Hamilton jammed for three hours, including someone who stopped by on their way from Florida to Chicago just to play with Frank! Said Maura from the Frank Hamilton School, “One of my guys – new to the jamming scene – said, ‘Wow, you don’t even know you’ve been playing for three hours until you go to stand up!'”
L’Arche had a successful trivia table; Decatur Education gave away free books; Paint Love had a wonderful self portrait activity from ripping old calendars, magazines, and construction papers; Trees Atlanta had an informational table; Wylde Center had a seed bomb activity where you roll a ball of clay in a mix of seeds to plant and see what grows; kids loved the Object Group’s activity learning how to make a puppet out of newspapers; the Fire Captain joined us for a few hours with kids activities and information about fire safety; and the Refugee Women’s Network brought three chefs from their Chef’s Club, all delicious foods. Wild Nest had a birding walk and a pine cone bird feeder demo that was also a lot of fun.
The day ended with a showcase of Essential Theatre actors reading scenes written by recent participants of their Introduction to Playwriting course.
Many thanks to everyone who participated or dropped by. We look forward to seeing you back.