Final Push for MoCo!

The Morrisville Food Co-op (MoCo) is in the home-stretch of opening its store in the downtown village area, where there has been no market for over 25 years. You can support this vital new community-owned business by participating in MoCo’s Kick Starter Campaign to purchase a brand-new “green” cooler, soon to be filled with an abundance of healthy and local products. Your support will ripple out to growers and producers throughout the Lamoille Valley region. Visit MoCo’s Kickstarter page to donate.

Make sure you check out the video. The video is fantastic.

 

School Wide Community Service Day at PA

Peoples Academy students spent Friday, May 19 taking a break from their studies for a few hours and participating in school wide community projects before spending their afternoon playing in the traditional Spring Fling activities. The event was organized by the National Honor Society students and planned so that all students could choose the project that most interested them. Projects included:

  • The Manor for National Nursing Home Week
  • Morristown Centennial Library to help organizing bookshelves and landscape
  • Fire station to help clean and organize
  • Helping outside at the Thistledown Inn
  • Cleaning up and checking on Nature Trail
  • Reading and helping out at the elementary school
  • Cleaning up the MES and Graded Building playgrounds
  • Hill/Bank Cleaning
  • Recoating the Booster Sheds and Mason Field Building with fresh paint
  • Painting the kickboard near picnic tables outside the PA cafeteria
  • Cleaning and organizing the bread oven and making bread or pizza
  • Observatory Cleaning
  • Helping the Town Road clean pp
  • Planting trees at the Oxbow
  • Distributing baked goods in the community
  • Making dog/cat treats and toys from raw materials and packaging for NCAL
  • Youth Center yard work
  • Yard work at the Grace Brethren Church
  • Helping promote the Bike Share program
  • Quote and postcard project that included making signs with quotes for the building and writing postcards to veterans and residents of senior care facilities.

Students also spent a few moments reflecting on what the morning meant to them. Read a few below:

“I’m really glad we participated in the Service Day/ Spring Fling because it was the perfect opportunity to give back to businesses and to meet members of the community.”

 

 

“Service Day was eye opening, showing how big of an impact we can make on our community, just by taking two hours out of the day. I felt like I was making a big change in our town and helping our community.”

 

 

“It felt great to give back to the community that has done so much for us over the years. It was also great to see the work ethic that our peers showed during the service time.”

“Spring Fling meant a lot to me because we brought back a PA tradition with an added twist: service. Community Service is something that means a lot to mepersonally and is a big part of my life, so to have the whole school involved was amazing and touching.”

“I love being able to leave a lasting impact on my community. In the future I will be able to come back and see the work that I have done. I also believe that giving back to our town should be something everyone in our school community tries to do.”

“It felt great to give back to the community that has done so much for us over the years. It was also great to see the work ethic that our peers showed during the service time.”

Morrisville Bike Share

One of the projects that students worked on during the Community Service Day was to think about how to expand the Bike Share program.  One of the things that resulted was the Morrisville Bike Share Program Facebook page. Check it out! Like it to receive updates about what the program is up to this summer.

An Evening of American Theatre

People Academy Stage Company’s final show of the 2016-2017 school year opens on May 26th. Doors open at 6:30 and the show starts at 7. This year for the spring show, they bring you An Evening of American Theatre which entails eight different snippets of various shows all written by American playwrights. There are two showings of these students’ work, so come Friday, or Saturday, and it is promised that you will laugh, cry, then laugh again.