As summer approaches and there are just a few virtual events in June, HNN’s year of activities comes to a close. We started off with a bang last fall helping our community through Thanksgiving Baskets and Thanksgiving Senior Meals, while the community also had some fun with our Great Pumpkin Trail Walk and Gingerbread House Decorating Party. Unfortunately due to COVID-19, two of our traditional fundraisers, Princess & Superhero Party scheduled for April and Touch-A-Truck scheduled for June, had to be canceled. This was not only sad that our community missed out on attending these fun events, but this also meant that the HNN Community Grant Fund would be missing out as well. But with a little planning and a lot of support from our local businesses, HNN introduced a new online fundraiser - A Prize A Day for the Month of May. Thanks to Beth Ng. Pamela Pinter Parsons and Bo Yai, who joined me in pulling this new fundraiser together!
The HNN membership social calendar had some adjusting to do as well. After a series of fun get-togethers in the fall, HNN went virtual. We ‘Zoom’d’ to our monthly board meetings, Book Club get-togethers, Ladies ‘Night In’ social, and a Saturday morning children’s playdate. Thank goodness for technology!
We look back on this year of ups and downs knowing that with some adjustments - and a bit of creativity - HNN was still able to accomplish our mission of giving back and bringing people together. I want to thank the Executive Board and all our committee members who helped to make that possible.
HNN will be ramping back up in the fall; until then we hope the summer brings you a lot of fun in the sun!
Debbie Colburn firstname.lastname@example.org