On August 6th, 2019, Wanda Gerard, our chapter’s Marketing Chair, coordinated a National Night Out (NNO) display booth for our chapter, in partnership with Master Gardeners in her role as Suffolk Master Gardener Coordinator. The NNO event was held at Suffolk High School.
National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live. Individual citizens, neighborhoods, civic groups, businesses, city employees, and city public safety personnel gather to celebrate and say no to crime.
Wanda reports that, “it was a great evening, the weather was nice, and several chapter Ikes showed up to help out at our chapter booth shared with my master gardener group. We handed out supplies to kids for building caterpillars and also a packet with 3 sunflower seeds. Kids were leary of making something out of an egg carton until they realized it was fun and could be their own design, not a mandatory one. The kids eyes lit up when we asked if they would want to plant a sunflower next year. All in all, it was a good experience sharing information about our organization, and we plan to do it again next year”.
Below are photos that Wanda took of the caterpillars and sunflower seed kits.