Napa Sonoma Heifer volunteers were honored to host a 70th anniversary celebration at Wombats' Farm in Napa, CA, the sustainable farm of Carole and Keni Kent, May 3.
It was successful with more than 150 attending. It was an opportunity to see Heifer values and projects demonstrated locally. There were many activities for children from harvesting carrots and radishes to learning about bees, bugs and worms. Participants could tour the gardens, see farm animals, and enjoy refreshments.
Elementary school student leader Ainsley Adams and Kathleen Montgomery of the Teachers' Resource Center were honored for their support of Heifer. Cindy Jones-Nyland, Executive Vice-President of Marketing and Resource Management; Pat Keay, Director of National Community Engagement; Connie George, Associate Director of Philanthropy, and Jill Kilty Newburn, Community Engagement Manager for Heifer International in the Bay Area, participated.
In addition to raising community awareness about Heifer's work, the event also attracted new volunteers.
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