One of the benefits of serving at Manna on Main Street is getting to sign the wall (or door, or ceiling, or window). Young people especially like it because it's something they can't do at home, and it also gives them a sense of ownership. They also get leave a part of themselves behind. There is one problem, however, in that we're starting to run out of sign-in space.
Tuesday, January 22, 2008
One of the wonderful things about our community is how they want to help others. Business teams often come to Manna on Main Street to serve a meal. A group from Aetna recently served a pancake breakfast, which our guests really enjoyed. Food is something we all have in common, and it is heartening to see how a simple meal can bring people together.
Monday, January 7, 2008
Manna on Main Street has made its home at 514 West Main Street for more than 24 years, and the sign out front was in pretty bad shape. So we had one of our volunteers remove the sign and scape off the peeling paint in preparation for having it repainted. Beneath the surface we found the original lettering of the sign. Robert Schultz previously owned the building, operating a building & loan association. It is a good reminder that our founding was built upon the commitment and generosity of the good people in this community.