2016 Earth Day Celebration
2016 Earth Day Celebration

On Friday, May 20th, 2016 Hope Hall celebrated Earth Day. This year’s theme was Native American heritage and culture. Our students participated in various activities including: scavenger hunting, trail following, storytelling, lacrosse, marigold planting as well as arts and crafts-making which included, making god’s eyes, rain sticks, jewelry, vests, dream catchers, wind chimes, rattles, Inukshuks, and long houses. Students also practiced archery with bow and arrows thanks to Jen and Tom Baker and learned how to make fire thanks to Rick Hopp. Hope Hall would like to also thank the Earth Day Committee for organizing all of the events that took place and our special guests, Ronnie Reitter and the Dady Brothers, for their participation. Rietter, a Native American, spoke to students about her tribe, the Onondaga, and its origins. Our students, faculty, and staff sang and danced along to the music performed and sung by The Dady Brothers and our very own, Sister Diana.