|Kelly, Kyle, and Sandy figuring out the baking thing|
Everyone was game, so we worked a bit from both ends to set up and afternoon of fun and fellowship, and it was a doozie!
|Kyle rides his broom like the cowboy he is|
|Not Quiddich--it's just a broom race|
The day began with everyone getting to know one another, moved on to cookie-backing, continued with the great scarecrow-stuffing-broomstick-racing-pumpkin-rolling event, and ended up by carving faces on the surviving pumpkins. In the middle of all that were hamburgers for lunch.
The St. Mary's students were easy and natural with the residents, and asked over and over how they could get more involved.
|Alan gets down and dirty with his pumpkin carving|
Therefore the St. Mary's visit was pure gold for us. Just give our people a chance and they'll steal your heart.
Soon they'll be on Facebook tagging their new friends, enjoying the chance to be like everyone else. The students will become hooked on the fascinating news from Down Home Ranch as disseminated by the Ranchers themselves.