The event brought together people from the preschool, out of school care and youth programs at HCC as well as families at Lord elementary. People who might not have met before were able to make new connections. The event was attended by over 300 people.
The children loved growing potatoes in the school garden, harvesting and cooking them. Each class made a different potato dish.
There were many volunteers (parents, teachers and youth) who helped organize and help at the event. Teachers organized the garden projects. The school PAC organized the food. Parents and teachers helped to organize and run different activities at the event. The youth group from Hastings Community Centre volunteered to run two stations, helped out at other stations and helped with set up and take down. This was a great leadership opportunity for the youth. The school PAC and HCC contributed money towards the event which really helped with food costs.
It was a beautiful day and everyone had a great time!