August was a fabulous month and kept us busy and hopping every step of the way! One of the best parts of the month was moving back into our newly renovated facility. The renovations look absolutely fabulous thanks to Ron Jaynes and his crew and the many volunteers that helped out along the way. Although we had several good weeks at the Woodstock Elementary school we were all thrilled to be back together, in our own space, under one roof, together!!
During the month of August we enjoyed many programs and field trips. We visited Billings Farm a couple of times for some great farm programs learning about quilting and cheese making. We spent every Wednesday at Silver Lake, Kayaking, Canoeing and paddle boarding with Vermont Adaptive, or just swimming and enjoying the beach and the sunshine. On Monday and Wednesdays, Artistrees, Kaitlin and Finnie joined us for art class where we made all sorts of wonderful creations. We also had art class with Bonnie and Lolly , making "rock concerts" which are absolutely adorable!! On Tuesdays and Thursdays we continued with our yoga program hosting one of our many yogi instructors Jamie, Lalita, Tita, Jess and Amanda. We enjoyed science with Corinna and nutrition with Vince. We stayed limber and fit with our work outs with Bari and exercised our vocals, making music with Kerry. We played golf at the Woodstock Country Club as well as some "putt putt" golf in Quechee. We went to "High Horses" stable in Sharon Vt. for our first visit there. We even managed to fit in a day of bowling, a hike on Mt. Tom, A trip or two to the library, and a movie or two at Pentangle.
Along with our many wonderful programs, we were also fortunate to go on some awesome field trips. We visited Calvin Coolidge museum and Plymouth Cheese in Plymouth VT. We went berry picking at Sunshine Valley Organic Berry Farm in Rochester VT, followed by a wonderful lunch at Karissa's house. We spent a great day at the Chittenden Fish Hatchery which was very interesting and informative and a great deal of fun. Last but certainly NOT least, we went to the Echo Science Center in Burlington VT., followed by a boat ride around Lake Champlain on the Ethan Allen. A wonderful time had by all. All in all it was a jam packed fun filled month for the Zack's Place gang.
Thank you to all of our monthly readers Diane Dugan, Anne Swanson, Bettyanne McGuire, Phil Swanson and Ron Jaynes.