Saturday, August 29, 2009

Palletteers Guests of Sunshine Foundation at Sugar Mill Veteranary Clinic

The Sugar Mill Veteranary Clinic in Estate Grande Princesse was our inspiration for the morning
complete with gargoyle, chickens and even Matilda, the goat...

Barry Aldrich introduced the foundation's trustees Dr. Stacia Boswell, VMD and Anna Loizeaux, VT along with Elke, its administrative coordinator, and told our group about the foundation's history, goals, and next fund raising events.

We were treated to a delicious luncheon buffet hosted by the Sunshine Foundation

and Avis reporter, Tom, interviewed the Palletteers and the foundation for a future article about both groups.
Show and Tell produced a variety of paintings and painting subjects

Brenda and Marcia brought some watercolor portraits they'd done at home to show to the group, too.
We'd been invited by Barry Aldrich and the Sunshine Foundation to paint on the grounds of the Sugar Mill Veteranary Clinic on Friday morning. Sweet breezes + a sky bursting with gorgeous clouds + a chorus of intermittent barking dogs + occasionally squawking roosters + curious, clucking chickens + gently chirping birds + the bleating of adorable goat Mathilda + an occasional sprinkle from above + a restored sugar mill set amidst beautiful picturesque gardens + pampering hosts + the finale of a delicious lunch = a fantastic morning for the Palletteers! The Sunshine Foundation went out of their way to make sure the Palletteers were comfortable. Since many of us had never heard of the Sunshine Foundation prior to this, we were all interested in hearing about thier mission and efforts to end the overpopulation of dogs and cats on St. Croix as well as to learn about their December fund raiser, the theme of which will be art and animals. Check out their site, for more information. Thanks again, Sunshine Foundation for giving us such a great morning!

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