2019 Home Trust Ornament Project – Completed
Ornaments now available by donation at the Home Trust Office
Being able to participate at the Farmers’ Markets throughout the year and at the Holiday Market in December has been a wonderful means of outreach to our entire community for the San Juan Community Home Trust. Not only have these Market interactions led to new homeowners, but the Home Trust has also found hardworking community minded volunteers, generous supporters and donors, and even new board members!
Participating at the Holiday market required the Home Trust to have something to offer the public that was locally produced and would likely appeal to everyone. Home Trust Fundraisers decided upon having hand made wooden houses shaped like real Home Trust homes.
Partnering with the Friday Harbor High School Community Service Program under the direction of Jenny Wilson, two students, Justin Ha and Matthew Vogel (encouraged by STEM Director, Derek Smith), chose to produce the shapes of 6 Home Trust homes as their community service project last spring.
This fall, Brianna Hess chose the Home Trust as her community service project and agreed to spearhead the decoration of the little houses within FH High School. She singlehandedly painted 60 ornaments while learning about the Home Trust and its functions and encouraged eight other student artists to decorate even more.
At the same time that Brianna and a number of her classmates were busy painting, nine Spring Street art students, encouraged by Tyler Bruce, joined in, along with 29 other artistic, paint-loving community members.
Their results? Realistic, whimsical, imaginative – definitely creative and fun!
The Home Trust’s booth at the Holiday Market December 14th was a wonderful success despite the rain and cold. There are many, many ornaments and magnets remaining from our prolific artist volunteers which are available by donation, at the Home Trust office, 435 C Argyle Ave.
Be sure to pop in on weekdays between 9 am and 5 pm to see for yourself the imaginative, colorful and creative interpretations for each house by 47 talented Island artists – ages 11 – 93!
You will not be disappointed!