The girls were treated to a visit by Maine author Cynthia Lord. Her book, A Handful of Stars, was used as the theme for the week long activities. Also in attendance was local artist Mardy Bogar, who shared her gifts with the girls as they painted bee houses! In Cynthia’s book, two girls paint and sell bee houses in friendship to help a four-legged friend get the surgery he needs. This book reveals the joy of friendship; the understanding of differences and much more. The Fit Girls bee houses will be donated to the Franklin Memorial Hospital’s Healing Garden and Community Garden.
This year's “Run and Read Into Summer” was kindly supported by a generous grant from the Rumphius Foundation and a Carol M. White PEP grant through RSU 9 and the Healthy Community Coalition of Franklin County. We'd also like to thank all of our volunteers throughout the week that helped make this camp a success!