I am so excited to share with you our latest art acquisition!
It's such a great story!
In our county, there is a little town called
the 2nd grade class of 8 displayed their artwork in April
at the Hansford County Library
I so admire a teacher who knows how important art is
to the right side of the brain!
to the parents of the children who will cherish their sweet creativity forever
and to the communities who love to support the kiddos in all endeavors
I went to do a story on the art for the HPO
and was particularly drawn to this row of still life--
it was placed below a larger than life oil painting of the
Battle of Adobe Walls
Hansford County Artist Gwynfred Lackey
I fell in love with the colors, and everything else about everyone of them!
so I contacted Mr. Hargis...the superintendent, to see if they were available for purchase
(side smiley note to Mr. Hargis...his older sister Charla used to baby sit me and then when I was older I babysat Mr. Hargis....I love to call him Mr. Hargis!)
He forwarded my email to Mr. Beck, who I did not baby sit but could have,
and he told us his class was interested to make him them an offer...
Mr. Beck said his class was
but the story gets even more wonderful
their beloved Miss VeAnn's cancer has returned
so the pink firetruck came to Morse and surprised her at the spring concert
her older son Reese, whom she had not seen in a while, hopped out of the firetruck and removed his cowboy hat to show he had cut his hair for Locks of Love to be donated in his mother's honor
(are those tearful freckled faces not such a blessing???)
all the money raised went to help this sweet family
including the money the 2nd grade class made on selling their artwork
me and Mr. PV
I cannot begin to express how much this story has touched us
it has touched us in a way that we will forever share
gosh I love America
and small town life!