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August 13, 2017

Summer camp #4, much joy

Forty children from St. Matthew’s school have been singing, dancing, and drumming under the guidance of John Stifler from Grace Church, Veronica Israel and Fynta Sidime from Hampshire College and three Haitian teachers. Painted scenery, costumes, and performance of the stage production that capped the camp session entranced the residents of Bayonnais.  We are grateful for substantial grants from the Global Missions program of the Episcopal Diocese of Western Massachusetts and from the Emily List Fund for Performing Arts Therapy, for underwriting  the costs of the camp. Delta Airlines waived certain baggage fees for some 300 pounds of art supplies and snacks which were donated by members of the Grace Church congregation and the following local businesses:

Acme Surplus
Atkins Farms Country Market
Big Y, Amherst
Deals & Steals
Maple Farm Foods
River Valley Market
Stop & Shop, Hadley
Target, Hadley
Trader Joe’s, Hadley

Thanks to you all!  Without you, the camp couldn’t have happened.