Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Summer Activities at PJD 2010

SUMMER 2010 at PJD

Summer has been filled with various activities at PJD. In June, children ages 5-12 participated in the vacation bible camp, Baobab Blast. Campers made sock monkeys in Kalahari Crafts, learned about following Jesus in Savannah Storytelling, and in Serengeti Science children made rockets and launched them with our homemade air rocket launcher. Area teens worked with the children in teaching the daily classes. They did a great job and the kids loved this year’s camp.

July held two large community events, a Health Fair and a Run/Walk through Cameron Park. Many people took advantage of the services offered at the health fair: blood pressures, cholesterol screenings, taking finger prints for children’s safety, and passports and identification cards from the Mexican Embassy. Students from the Regional Academic Health Center assisted PJD staff with many of the stations. The project held its first run to promote heath and exercise in the colonia. There were over 100 runners/walkers for either the 1 mile or 3 mile walk/run. Our youngest first place winners received bicycles and older winners won gift cards for 25, 50, and 100.00 to Academy Sporting good Store. The event brought the community together as they cheered runners on to complete their goal. Everyone enjoyed the time together and people are already asking when the next run will be held!

Now we are preparing for the majority of our classes that will start in September.

PJD Run 2010