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   At the August 6th meeting,  Edmond Summit Rotary presented its annual “Service Above Self” Edmond Teacher of the Year Award to Santa Fe High School Teacher Melody Wright. Presenting the award Plaque and a $1,000.00 check was Rotarian Koorosh Zahrai who chairs and administers the award contest for the club. Also in attendance to applaud Melody in this achievement were her husband, J. Wright, daughter Cooper and Son Cale Wright, Jason Hays, Principal of Santa Fe High School, Syd Hammond, a student of Melody Wright, and Shannon Peregrin, friend and guest. Award Winner Melody Wright and Santa Fe H.S. Principal Jason Hays are pictured at right. 

      Melody Wright is a 22 year veteran teacher of English, Literature, and Language Arts and continuously strives to bring the English language and literature to life in her classroom. At the same time she is immersed in activities and after school functions where she constantly interacts with students and is attentive to those details that can affect the classroom.

     Edmond Summit Rotary hosts an annual online contest that allows students, parents, or anyone who wishes to enter a teacher for consideration for doing “Service Above Self” for the classroom. The winner of the contest is awarded $1000.00 and a plaque.  If there are sufficient entries, there may be additional prizes awarded. The contest is advertised in local newspapers and on social media and through school administration public relations.
Eve Cook, Project 66 Food and Resource Center Development Coordinator was our guest speaker Sept. 17th. in 2018, Project 66 served over 5844 families and 17,944 individuals.  Over 500 Edmond families are regular monthly clients of their pantry.  Their grocery store-like pantry provides their clients choices that fit their needs. The center provides shelf stable foods, as well as fresh fruit, and vegetables, meat and dairy products and breads.  
The Regional Food Bank partners with Project 66 and other facilities in and around Edmond to provide several donations each year. Volunteers within Project 66 are continually scouring local grocers and other vendors for excess inventory, out of season goods, and shelf out of date produce that are perfectly fine for consumption but that won't sell in the market.  This and the shelving and processing of these items plus the assisting of clients by volunteers during 4 service times each week results in over 19,000 hours of volunteer work each year needed to keep the Project 66 afloat. Considering over 786,382 lbs of food was moved through their facility in 2008, they used their time well.  
The following is excerpted from the Project 66 website
The Mission:They are a nonprofit, faith-based ministry providing food to families in need. They work to feed our local population not only with food to meet their physical hunger, but to also feed their spiritual hunger through kindness, prayer, and the love of Jesus Christ. Their desire is to love God's people and commit to showing them His love through our words, actions, prayer and food.
 
Their Goal: They strive to reach those in our community who may go undernourished, such as children, elderly and working families who are facing unusually difficult economic times. Their goal is to provide each family with enough basic food for at least two weeks.
 

 

Chris Anderson, with the Grant Group was on hand Tuesday, August, 20th to fill the attending members and guests in on whats going on next to the tracks on 1st Street Edmond.  Taking over at the old lumber yard is a great family oriented dining and social gathering destination named Edmond Railyard. The Grant Group using plans drawn up by The Small Group Architects has created a unique haven for foodies to gather and quench all manners of cravings.  From "Hott Wings" (think Eddies), Gogi Go Korean BBQ, Oak City Open fire Pizza, 1884 tavern and snacks, and Cities Ice Cream, there is something for nearly every one.  All of the restaurants are working hard to open within the next 60 days with Hott Wings being ready for business this weekend, and Gogi Go not far behind.  Cities Ice Cream will quickly follow then 1884 and Oak City Pizza.  An enormous covered patio area opening into 1884 will seat over 200 for many types of events. More seating than tnat is available inside plus sit-down seating inside the restaurant areas give many options as the concept is to allow food from any vendor to be carried to any place in the building area.  

The site next to the railroad is going to be the. next. place. to. be., especially once the BNSF finishes the renovations needed to make the passage through Edmond a "No Whistle" zone.  Lots happening in Downtown Edmond and we were thrilled to hear from the source how the project is coming along.

 

 
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