This week has been full of many different, exciting events– starting off with the much anticipated arrival of Alivia Nicole Armstrong–the brand new addition to the Armstrong family. Megan is one of HeBrews’ amazing volunteers. Who served, I might add, up until the week she delivered her precious bundle of joy. Alivia is the newest Perry resident that we know of in town!
Tuesday night Bree and I attended the final spring concert of the OSU Symphony Orchestra. Our daughter, Kylie, has worked hard this year and we were excited to see her play as first chair in the violin section. The music was incredible and delightfully shocking at the end of Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture. We topped the evening off with Bubble Tea & Thai Tea from Cafe 88 across from the Seretean Center.
Thursday night we had the grand opening of “The Gallery” at HeBrews. Many people helped to get this room ready for the 6pm opening, including a couple of local artists–Jim Franklin and Gayla Salvati–who displayed sculptures, paintings, and sketches. Kylie and Bree provided live music. Zack had new black & white photographs, two featuring historic businesses on the downtown square. More than 50 people came to view the art, hear the music, and listen to the vision God has given us for HeBrews and the church.
Yesterday, we made over 90 sandwiches! What was awesome about the day was the volunteers who showed up just in the nick of time to help with the rush. Many thanks to Megan (yes, the same Megan who had Alivia on Monday) Hugh, and Jacob! The junior high kids were back in the afternoon–thirsty and hungry at the end of a full school week.
Today was extra busy with a garage sale on the Courthouse Square for Relay for Life and a planned birthday party for a sweet 1 year old at HeBrews this afternoon. He did enjoy his Mickey Mouse cake. Evidence of that was all over his cute little face after diving into the chocolate icing.
So, now we’re winding down, cleaning up, and setting up for church tomorrow. Both of us so thankful for the opportunity to build relationships and serve people in the Perry community.