Wolf Point had lots of lush green grass. Poplar had pony rides. The Aikido demonstrations were inspiring. The dunk tank turned into a community pool! Free food: cold drinks, oranges, apples, and water filled the kids and adults stomachs. Ga Ga ball, nail painting, sand art, and crafts were everywhere. The infamous bad “Don’t Quit Your Day Job” rocked on. Both of the Fun Days were for the same reason, to give kids a big sendoff signaling the end of summer and to usher in the new school year.
It averaged over 104 degrees for three days straight!
The kids and adults didn’t let the heat get to them; we had a lot of shade under tents and a big top tent in the center. Over 800 high quality backpacks with school supplies in them were handed out during those three days.
Adults and elders kept coming up and thanking the Love Has No Color volunteers for all of their work year round. They told us inspiring stories of how their children, and grandchildren, have been touched in a positive way.
The solar powered greenhouse broke ground in Poplar. When completed, it will be capable of growing organic and pesticide free fruits and veggies year round. Tending to the greenhouse will be a task that the elders and kids can do together. The builders worked for 4 days on the dome in 110 degree heat. There were no complaints, “let’s get this done for the kids” they would say!
Lots of teachers from Wolf Point and Poplar were in attendance mingling with their current and past students and joining in the fun.
On Saturday, 100 bags of high-quality and non-perishable food were distributed in Frazier and Brocton neighborhoods. Lots of residents truly appreciated the effort of the volunteers of LHNC.
Special thanks goes out to Kenny Smoker, HPDP, the tribal council, Dr. Megan Cartillar (full time Chiropractor for HPDP), Lynne Monson music director of Wolf Point HS, and all the volunteers at the events and behind the scenes planning.
We couldn’t have done such a great job without all of your help!
It was great seeing everyone at the events!