Murch Elementary’s Fall Fair fundraiser is this Saturday, October 5th from noon to 4 p.m. Community members are welcome to try the fun and the food, or to participate as volunteers or vendors in the “Murch Marketplace.” Details here.
Forest Hills Connection will be there with Jackie Dobranski, who invented invented a board game about ethics, safety, common sense and courtesy. Brixiples® (brixiples.com) is designed for seven to twelve year olds. Players answer open-ended questions about real-life scenarios, leading to experience-sharing and problem-solving.
“It’s loads of fun with role-playing and goofy acts,” Dobranski says. “It’s currently being played in homes and at schools across the country. Kids ask to play it over and over!”
Dobranski is donating a Brixiples game to the Murch library. You’ll get a chance to play it, too. All the cards will be on display and a game will be open to see and touch.
Forest Hills Connection won’t be empty-handed, either. This is an opportunity to pick up one of our lawn signs:
Because… Where does un-scooped dog poop go? Straight into our streams and rivers! And with it, all kinds of nasty bacteria and parasites that endanger local wildlife as well as pets and people who come in contact with the untreated water.
We and many neighbors have noticed an increase in the neighborhood dog population (love!) but also more dog poop that isn’t being picked up (yuck!). Help get the word out with these 12 by 18-inch signs for your home, business or apartment building’s lawn or tree box area.
You can purchase “Scoop Your Poop” lawn signs online and pick them up at the Fall Fair, or email firstname.lastname@example.org to make other arrangements.