Welcome to the Sweet Pea Project's Blog, part of the Sweet Pea Project's effort to create a supportive and compassionate community for those of us affected by the death of a child. Here you will find updates on the Sweet Pea Project, as well as anything going on in the world that relates to childloss. If you have a suggestion for a topic you would like to see discussed here, I'd love to hear it. Please make sure you stop by the official website, www.sweetpeaproject.org and feel free to email me for any reason at anytime at Stephanie@sweetpeaproject.org.
peace, Stephanie Cole (Madeline's Mom)

Monday, April 28, 2014

Sweet Pea Sisters & Brothers Picnic Reminder

Over 350 guests have already signed up for Sweet Pea Project's 4th Annual Sweet Pea Sisters & Brothers Picnic- happening at Lititz Springs Park on Saturday, June 7th from 4pm until 7pm- but there is still room for you and your family! If you plan to join us at the picnic, please reserve your family's spot today back clicking on REGISTRATION FORM on our picnic page, www.sweetpeaproject.org/picnic.  Registration closes on Wednesday, April 30th.  If you are ordering picnic shirts, please be sure you have done so by Wednesday.  Donations to cover additional shirts can be sent to us via paypal (using Stephanie@sweetpeaproject.org as the recipient, with a notation that mentions "picnic shirts" and your name) or by check.  Our mailing address is Sweet Pea Project - PO Box 10351 - Lancaster, PA 17605.
Stephanie was recently interviewed on Good Day PA about the picnic.  If you didn't catch the live broadcast, you can watch the segment online by following this link: http://www.abc27.com/video?clipId=10051648&autostart=true
We hope to see you at the park in June!  We'll be serving up a delicious picnic dinner from Rettew's Catering, and there will be lots of dessert, entertainment and family fun activities.  Rita's Italian ice will be handing out free ice, Dancing Bears Music will be performing on the bandshell stage, Ronice Kay Photography will be doing free family portraits, Bob's Critters will be doing live animal demonstrations, Acts of Jennius will be leading kids in some hula-hooping fun with her Spinspiration Hoop Troupe, Country Conjuring will be performing magic tricks and Tony the Balunguy will be making balloon animals.  We'll be offering various arts and crafts projects, face-painting, a bounce house, and children will be able to plant flowers from Shenk's Greenhouse.  Grace Photos will be on hand to capture images of the festivities, all of which will be available to our guests after the event.  And our list of free prizes is the best it has ever been!  We'll continue to announce activities as the event date approaches, so be sure to check out www.sweetpeaproject.org/picnic for more!
Questions?  Please feel free to email Beth@sweetpeaproject.org or Stephanie@sweetpeaproject.org at any time.  Hope to see you soon!