It was really cold last night, below zero when the sun went down. I am glad we had the propane heater set up outside while families were waiting to come in.
In the new building, there will be a covered waiting area, as well as a room inside. One of my dreams is to have a video player set up for those who are waiting with educational DVD’s, especially for the kids. There are many old Sesame Street segments about eating healthy food, exercise, counting rhymes. Like Lady Bug’s Picnic. Anyone remember that? It doesn’t get any better than that!
As winter rolls in again and 32 states are struggling with ice and snow, we’re fortunate to have snow. Winter Carnival drew record crowds, the ski area’s busy and hotels are filled. The storms that hamper much of the rest of the country are God sends for mountain resorts like McCall. It means more people are working and although much of the work is seasonal and part time, that is a good thing.
Still, the food pantry has been very busy with high numbers of new clients signed up in January. We’re often the safety net for families, especially during the long McCall winters .