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Volume XVII Issue XXIV The Ogden Valley news Page June 1, 2010 The Greenery Joins First Friday art Walk Huntsville July 4th Patriotic Speech Contest The Greenery Restaurant at Rainbow Gardens is proud to announce its participation in the First Friday Art Walk with the works of Pauline Locke and Holly W. Fuller. Both artists were present at a reception held in their honor at The Greenery in May. A show featuring their artwork will hang at Rainbow Gardens through June 30. Pauline Locke, a published artist and illustrator from England now living in Ogden, has original works being held in many private collections around the world. She has participated in juried art shows in Europe and the United States where she has won the coveted title of “Best in Show.” She excels in portraying animals and much loved pets in alternative settings, letting their characters and humor shine through. Holly W. Fuller is a firm believer that art makes the world a better place for the artist as well as for the art lover. As a lifelong resident of North Ogden, she has been surrounded by beautiful landscapes that have encouraged her love of art and all things related. Her enjoyment and satisfaction comes from creating a work of art equal to (and sometimes surpassing) the pleasure of seeing the finished piece. Holly’s mentors include Donna Kearney, Lucille Chamberlain, Annette Orrock, Terry Johnson, Denice Barker, and Adrian Van Suchtelen. She has worked as a freelance artist for Dream Impressions and Nature’s Passion. Pauline and Holly have known each other for 14 years. They have both worked together and have supported each other in their artistic endeavors during this time. For information on Locke’s or Fuller’s work, please call Planet Rainbow at 392-3902. announced—Thousand dollars offered for best speech Wishing to encourage and increase appreciation of freedoms established by the Constitution of the United States of America, the Huntsville 4th of July Committee has announced a speech contest. Prizes awarded will be $1,000 for First Place, $250 for Second Place, and $100 for Third Place. Since the first shot fired in Lexington, millions have risked or given their lives to defend our freedoms. As Americans, we too often take for granted these freedoms. Who do you know among our Huntsville citizens, groups, or events—past or present—who have honored or portrayed such patriotic characteristics? Entrants must be 15 to 19 years of age, and reside within the Huntsville zip code bound- ary. Speeches are to be typewritten and 3½ minutes in length when spoken. Speeches must be submitted by June 20, 2010 to Committee Chairman Rosemary Waite at 7633 East 600 South, Huntsville, Utah 84317. Speeches will be judged by a panel of judges, none of whom live in Huntsville. Prizes will be awarded and the winning speeches will be read by the authors during the 4th of July Patriotic Program to be held Saturday, July 3, 2010 on the Huntsville Park stage. Please address questions to 801-745-4401 or 801-927-8424. Suggested resources include the Huntsville Town Library. Guideposts Magazine passes the Knit BYU Student from Eden to Spend for Kids Program onto World Vision Summer as a Volunteer in Haiti The Knitwits from Eden, Utah has been knitting little sweaters for the Guideposts Knit for Kids Program for the last seven years. Drienie Hattingh founded this knitting group. The group now consists of eight members: Cindy Ahern, Sandee Drake, Pat Frost, Drienie Hattingh, Pam Kirsch, and Janet Thompson. About a year ago, Rosemary also joined the group and more recently Diane. The Knitwits, along with thousands of women across America, have made a difference in the lives of over 500,000 children—both in our country and around the world. Since 1996, when Guideposts Knit for Kids began, the program has grown beyond expectations because of these women’s dedication and creativity. Thanks to them, some kids for the first time in their lives have had something new; for others, the sweaters are cherished hand-me-downs. Recently there has been a transition in this ministry. Having reached the incredible milestone of over a half a million sweaters distributed, Guideposts turned the program over to their long-time partner, World Vision, to take the program to the next level. Guideposts wanted to see the program reach more children and felt that World Vision has the resources, structure, and capacity to do so. World Vision is a Christian humanitarian organization dedicated to helping children, their families and communities worldwide achieve their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty and injustice. Their reach is enormous; for the past ten years they have helped Guideposts carry American women’s’ precious sweaters to children as far away as Azerbaijan, Kenya, Thailand, and Banda Aceh, and as close to home as West Virginia, New Orleans and the Bronx. A couple of years ago Drienie Hattingh took a suitcase full of sweaters with her to her native South Africa as a gift to orphans at the Maria Kloppers Emdeni Orphanage in Johannesburg. Most of these children have the awful distinction that their parents had died of AIDS. Drienie’s South African friend Irma Snoek helps out at this orphanage and she distributed the sweaters the Knitwits knitted. About a year ago Drienie discovered that one of her favorite writers, best selling author, Debbie McComber, is also knitting for the Knit for Kids program. At one of Debbie’s book signings she was tickled pink when Drienie showed her some of the sweaters knitted by the Knitwits. World Vision is committed to the program and will now take over its complete management. Nevertheless, Guideposts will continue to remain connected to the Knit for Kids program. The Knitwits recently mailed off another box of fifteen sweaters. This time the box wasn’t mailed to Guideposts, Carmel, New York but to World Vision, which is headquartered in Sewickley, Pennsylvania. The Knitwits are known for knitting their little sweaters wherever they go—on planes, in the car on road trips, on the beach, while camping in one of Utah’s National Parks, waiting in line at the post office, or waiting for doctor’s appointments. Mostly, they can be seen knitting at one of their meetings at Alpine Pizza where Jim Halay is so kind to let them meet. Like with so many other knitters across America, the Knitwits feel that their participation in this program has been a labor of love. Some have said that every stitch represents a prayer for the child who will wear the sweater. They also feel as though their lives have been changed as result of the program, feeling uplifted by the knowledge of doing something for children in need across the world. Even though this knitting program will now be run by Word Vision, Guideposts will continue to support this endeavor by publishing the stories of the children helped by receiving these little sweaters, and keep the children and the knitters in their prayers. And, likewise, The Knitwits of Eden want to continue to knit the sweaters, using the hobby they love, enjoying the creative process and fellowship with their fellow knitters. If you want to contribute to this worthy cause, it would be greatly appreciated by the Knitwits who have, up to now, bought their own yarn for the two hundred plus sweaters they have knitted through the years. You can either donate the cost of the yarn, $7.00, or the yarn itself. The yarn needed for the sweaters must be No. 4, Medium Worsted/Weight Acrylic. Thirteen ounces (700 Yards) are needed to knit the middle size sweater. Remember, kids love brightly colored sweaters. There is a container marked “Knit for Kids” at Valley Market in Eden where you can leave your donated yarn. Or, if you prefer to donate the $7.00, you can deposit a check, made out to Drienie Hattingh, at the Zion’s Bank located inside the Valley Market. Andrew Scheuermann of Eden is a Business is repaid and the business plan is working, addiMajor at BYU, but up until now, his education has tional micro-loans of up to $200 will be authobeen all theoretical. That will change this sum- rized. At the end of the summer, the outstanding mer when he spends seven weeks as a volunteer loans will be turned over to FINCA, a Haitian Micro-Finance Specialist for the humanitarian micro-finance bank. project Sustain Haiti, which is workThere is tremendous need in ing in partnership with Reach the Léogâne and throughout Haiti. Most Children. Haitians are simply incapable of meetBYU professor Warner ing their own needs right now. The Woodworth, coordinator of Sustain Sustain Haiti teams have found the Haiti, selected Léogâne, a city just people there to be intelligent, hard23 miles west of Port-au-Prince, to be working, and determined to improve the focus of the project’s efforts this their lives in the wake of almost comsummer. When the international complete devastation. The goal of Sustain munity responded to the devastating Haiti is to help local communities earthquake that hit Haiti on January build long-term, sustainable strategies 12, 2010, the relief effort was focused for Haitian families. “We will not primarily on the more populated Portlimit ourselves to only the aboveau-Prince. But Léogâne was at the Andrew Scheuermann mentioned activities,” said Nadmid epicenter of the 7.0 magnitude earthNamgur, Executive Director of Sustain quake, and 90 percent of its buildings were Haiti and a BYU student. “In fact, we will be destroyed or severely damaged. very flexible and responsive to the specific needs The first Sustain Haiti volunteers, a lead of the community. Some of our volunteers may team, arrived in Léogâne on April 27. Just six be working with orphaned children while others days later, on May 3, the first group of volunteers rebuild a school or hospital.” arrived. Each of the 120 future volunteering stuVolunteers pay for their own transportation dents will stay for a minimum of two weeks of and accommodations. Andrew’s goal is to raise work in Léogâne. This summer’s Sustain Haiti $3,000 for his trip, which will cover airfare to program will extend through August 23. Port-au-Prince, seven weeks of food and accomTo help Haitians become more self-suffi- modation, and transportation. A large portion of cient, volunteers are providing them training the raised money will help fund the service activiin four areas: (1) square foot gardening, (2) ties he will be participating in. Andrew will leave sanitation and hygiene education, (3) clean water for Haiti on July 5, just after the end of his sumtechnology, and (4) working with Haitian micro- mer semester at BYU, and will return at the end of finance institutions to identify micro-enterprise the Sustain Haiti project on August 23. candidates. Andrew has volunteered to focus If you would like to help Andrew, please on the micro-finance project. “I’ve always been send your tax-deductible donation to Reach the interested in it,” he said. “I want to get hands-on Children, a non-profit organization that has partexperience and see the long-term effect it can nered with the Sustain Haiti project. Checks can have on people’s lives.” Andrew is also learning be mailed to: Haitian Creole to be able to communicate effecREACH THE CHILDREN tively while in Haiti. Andrew will identify local entrepreneurs try- 14 CHESHAM WAY ing to rebuild after the earthquake, explain the FAIRPORT NY 14450 micro-finance program to them, and invite them Please write “Sustain Haiti” and “Andrew to outline a business plan that would require Scheuermann” on the memo line. Alternatively, a micro-loan. The concept of micro-finance you can send a check (still made out to Reach the relies on starting very modestly—the first loans Children) directly to are limited to only $60. “The concept is to help Andrew Scheuermann, 876 E. 900 N. Apt people get started,” says Andrew, “without being 13, Provo UT 84604, and it will be forwarded to burdened with a large debt.” When the initial loan Reach the Children. Remember our Service Men and Women on Memorial Day Look chic at affordable prices! 5626 N. North Fork Rd., Liberty Open Monday – Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Memorial Day Sidewalk Sale Deals! Deals! Deals! $4 to $20 Items Free lemonade. Great NEW Summer Items! Come see our new Scrapbooking section! Be a fan on facebooks for treats of the week! 2595 Hwy. 162 Suite 5, Eden, Utah in the Eden Junction - Thurs. 10:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. 801-590-4379 LateMon. Night Hours Fri. & Sat 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. For more information, please call 801-941-1013 or 801-745-1013. We’ve Extended Our Hours! 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