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Friday, March 18, 2011

Friday, March 18, 2011

Another wonderful week with NIU has draw to close with a busy day of activities. Today was distribution day at the Itmann Food Bank so many volunteers stayed back to help. Whether pushing carts to the cars, creating boxes to give away, helping clients pick out clothes or checking people in, there was plenty to do.

Another group went back up to Hanover to finish up the weather sealant around the house.  We can't wait for all those that worked up there this past summer to see all the work that has been done since your departure.

The third and final group went to Head Start. We wanted to say a special thank you to the students for their enthusiasm for Head Start this spring.  Students from both Holy Cross and from NIU really took to Head Start and really enjoy their experience.  We hope the teachers and the kids enjoyed as much as they did.

The afternoon was absolutely beautiful with plenty of sunshine and highs in the mid-seventies.  It definitely felt like spring has sprung (see picture below.) It really is amazing that we have gone from 30 degrees and snowing to 75 and sunny in a matter of a week. The students took advantage of the nice weather and went for a hike in Mullens.  After their hike they headed to the PV house in Pineville for dinner and a closing reflection.

It was another wonderful week with NIU. It still continues to amaze us the quality of students that come down and spend their spring break with us.  THANK YOU!!!

We will be away from the blog for a couple of days of R&R, but check back as we head to Kansas next, for the annual PV Midwest Reunion....

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