Feb. 23 – We met at Morgainz Fitness to learn some pointers on keeping ourselves safe in and outside of our home. Self Defense expert John Fontana gave a great class and had all of us interact with him and each other to learn the proper way to perform the movements. Lori from Damsels in Defense was there as well and showed us different personal self defense items. We all got to go home with a bedazzled mace and a matching striking tool.
March 23 – We had a great time at LaPorta’s Flower shop learning to arrange flowers. They gave us a great presentation and taught us a lot about which flowers to use and why. We all went home with a beautiful flower arrangement that we made ourselves! (https://www.laportasflowers.com/)
April 23 –We all met at Custom Cakes and Cookies to learn the art of icing cookies. Since it was close to Mother’s Day we each decorated 6 different flower cookies to take home and enjoy. This was so much fun but way more challenging than it looks! They also provided an amazing charcuterie to snack on and a delicious meal with their famous sloppy joes!
May 23 – Tonight we all tried our “hand” at knitting a chunky blanket. Karlie from Flood City Stitch was a great instructor and some of us even finished the blanket that night. Such a fun thing to learn – I see lots of blankets being given as gifts!! (https://floodcitystitch.com/collections/all)
June 17 – Tonight was Ladies Night and we cheered on our hometown Johnstown Millrats while enjoying yummy food and hanging out in the suite! We all wore custom Ladies night tee shirts made by the talented Bright Blonde Boutique!! Andi got to throw out the 1st pitch and Judy and Tina received beautiful bouquets to honor them as survivors! The players jerseys were specially made for Operation BeYoutiful and they were auctioned off after the game. Operation BeYoutiful received a portion of the auction proceeds! (https://millrats.com/)