At the airport Monday Joey was joking around about how my blog would be back to the usual stuff now that they are gone and we are not packing so much in every day. I agreed and told him that he would still be seeing lots of people hew knew on the blog as they met so many great people while here and of course familiar street shots.
Now that the dust has settled I remembered a few things I needed to catch you up on. First one being Holy Cross Anglican School Scholarship Fund – later this week Taste of Playa info and I am pretty sure I have something about the Foths Black tie event that needs to go up will have to dig for that.
I was going to post a small bit from this email I got yesterday then decided you may as well read the whole thing. Hoping that some of you might be interested in connecting with this group and helping a great cause. Robert if you are reading this [or anyone else who has good high quality video footage of Holy Cross School] Jimmy and his wife Ippy would like to use some to help in their presentation to help get to develop a donor base that will perpetually fund much needed scholarships for Holy Cross kids to go on to high school. Jimmy Ippy and all those who are involved with your group thanks for all your hard work and taking on such an important task.
I’m Jimmy Hemphill. I’m coordinating an effort to write an article about Holy Cross School for the “Texas Episcopalian” (a monthly newspaper that goes to most of the homes in the Episcopal Diocese of Texas – approximately 85,000 members and 158 congregations).
We are writing this article to help raise money for high school scholarships for Holy Cross graduates. Our church’s youth group successfully raised enough money to provide a scholarship for every qualified 2010 Holy Cross graduating student (high school costs about $500/year per student). We are also funding more than 10 students who are currently attending high school. We are going to need help from other churches to develop a donor base that will perpetually fund scholarships.
My wife, an IPPY award winning poet, is writing the article. I’m trying to put together an electronic presentation, comprised of still images and commentary, to supplement the article.
While we were in Belize to support the Holy Cross graduation and award the scholarships, we interviewed scholarship winners. We also interviewed the mother of the student my family supports, and we visited her family at their home in the swamp that surrounds Holy Cross. We have more than 6 hours of audio tape, including interviews with the Wilsons.
This is my third trip to Holy Cross and we have lots of still images. I’m attaching a few thumbnails of the photos we took this year before the graduation – I haven’t had time to start editing the pictures we took at the graduation.
If we could include some high quality video footage taken at Holy Cross, we could significantly improve our presentation and our ability to generate scholarships.
Obviously we will only use the footage to generate scholarships.
I would be delighted to talk to you about our project, or provide any other information you might need.
We can make a difference at Holy Cross,