By Terry Lucas, Education Committee Chair
As the chairperson of the Fearrington Cares Education Committee, I want to acknowledge several people for making this year a wonderful success. Mindful of the ongoing risks of living in a vulnerable world, for most of the past year Fearrington Cares continued its education programs via Zoom. I also want to acknowledge all of you who tuned in to our varied sessions, which were well attended. In May and June, our sessions were in person, and we certainly hope that will continue.
Saying “thank you” to Karen Metzguer, Executive Director, seems so inadequate considering all she does every day for Fearrington Cares. The Education Committee considers her our guiding North Star! She has the wonderful ability to provide requested advice yet encourage the committee to make its own decisions and explore new avenues. Thank you, Karen.
I extend my heartfelt gratitude to the talented, hard-working group of volunteers who make up our committee: Suzanne Burke, Donna Costa, Carol Leatherman, Lorraine Mellon, Gillian Rogers, Wendy Snodgrass, and lastly Liz Welfel, who will be leaving this year after having shared her time and expertise with this committee for many years.
Per previous practice, the committee will be on hiatus in July and August but will still be working on educational offerings for the upcoming fall session. Many new programs are already confirmed. Thank you, Fearrington villagers, for supporting us; we always welcome new volunteers, suggestions for programs to explore, and critiques of programs you may have attended. Have a great summer, and let me know if you would like to join our committee!