We have things to celebrate! Sunday, Dec. 12, 2 – 4 p.m., we will gather to graduate 3 new Master Naturalists, have a quickie 4th Quarter meeting, and celebrate the holidays with food, gifts and fun.
A new wrinkle: We will gather this year at St. Thomas’ Episcopal Church, 3706 Bon Aire Drive–the church on the bayou. There’s an outdoor pavilion overlooking the bayou and featuring a fireplace and picnic tables. Does anyone have access to firewood? Please let me know.
There’s also a pier (fishing allowed) and a walking path along the bayou. If the weather is suitable, I’m guessing we’ll spend most of our time outside, but we’ll have access to bathrooms and a space indoors equipped with a table, seating, a small frig and a microwave.
Please bring holiday treats to share and a gift in the $15-20 range. Roselie is organizing the gift exchange using a number system, which will end with an opportunity to swap should people choose to.
We’ll begin with graduation, of course. Amy Ouchley, David Hoover, and Roselie Overby will receive their certificates and name tags. I will tell you a bit more about each project as part of the presentation.
After a short 4th Q meeting, we’ll have ample time to enjoy the grounds. You might be interested to know that St. Thomas’ is the only church I know of that has a Care of Creation Committee. I am working with them to enhance their double-lot property on the bayou with plants (mostly native) that will attract birds and pollinators and help stabilize the bayou bank.
Right now, the forecast for Dec. 12 is partly cloudy and 58 degrees. Not bad for mid-December! Hope to see you there.