On Saturday, May 19, we had the first of our May volunteer work days at 1415 Mallinckrodt in an attempt to get the building ready for our first summer of programming in the space.
It was a hot day, but we managed to get a lot of valuable work done thanks to our dedicated helpers, and the light at the end of the renovation tunnel was slightly brighter by the end of the day.
For lunch, we were lucky to be able to coordinate with the culinary program facilitated by Rebuild Foundation and Most Holy Trinity, and led by Betty and Mark Davis, for delicious BBQ chicken, potato salad, baked beans, and fruit salad. We all headed over to our space at 3619 Blair, where Betty and the young program participants had been working hard all morning preparing the food.
This lunch was one in a series that stemmed out of Betty and Mark Davis’ desire to see local youth employed and learning valuable job skills in the culinary arts. Rebuild Foundation collaborated with BettyMaccBBQ and Most Holy Trinity School to create a youth culinary arts program for the 2011-2012 school year. Youth have been in the kitchen with Betty since last fall, participating after school to learn the culinary secrets of BettyMacc. In celebration of youth progress in the kitchen classroom, we opened up Rebuild Foundation space to host a community dinner.
We’re having one more volunteer work day this Saturday, May 26th, same time (10am-4pm), same place (1415 Mallinckrodt). We’d love to see you there!