Friday, May 18, 2012

The Bottle Cap Bear of Sunshine School

Oh, the bear went over the mountain, the bear went over the mountain, the bear went over the mountain... wait a minute, there's a mountain in that bear. A mountain in a bear? Where? Over there?

Guess how many bottle caps it took to create this bear and win!
Why, there's a sky, and a sun behind the mountains and flowing blue water through the green fields, and the green grass grew all around, and around, and the green grass grew all around. Full time volunteer and library assistant extraordinaire, Ranger Randy, has done it again. All of Sunshine School's classes were involved in the construction of the bottle cap bear, as were many of Sunshine School's friends and families. Besides disposing of bottle caps in a manner, perhaps even better than recycling, the Bottle Cap Bear has been a source of pride this year for Sunshine's elementary school students.

Congratulations to Sunshine School and Ranger Randy for completing this beary terrific project. And no kidding, guess how many bottle caps does it take to build a 4 x 8 bottle cap bear? 1,085? That's my guess, post yours in the comments below.

Guest Speaker in April 2012

Whether you were or were not at the community club to hear Virginia Hawkins, of South Mountain Peaks, speak of her homeland Zimbabwe in April,  I thought you might appreciate an opportunity to peer behind the curtain, so to speak, and to hear from Cathy Buckle who is still there.

This morning, as I sit at the computer and curse the AT&T slow DSL, for a moment I think of Cathy and feel ashamed of my annoyance at what: centeral heat and air, running water, flush toilets, telephones, electricity, paved roads, petroleum products, grocery stores, WalMart, Lowes.... what in many places is an extreme luxury.

We are so blessed, even with our economy in the state it’s in today, we are so blessed.

Please scroll down to read Cathy’s letter. If you are interested in learning more, please visit her website: .