An appearance by “Mr. Tree” was part of Second Congregational Church’s involvement in Mayfest on Bennington’s downtown Main Street on Saturday, May 27. Mr. Tree wore vivid green leaves and red apples embodying 2CC’s commitment to “Green” issues, and the church’s presence at Mayfest focused on environmental issues. Passers-by were encouraged to take a survey to evaluate their use of resources and to see “how many earths” it would take to support everyone on earth living that way. Cindy Hudson-Knapp painted such beautiful designs on children’s faces that she had a line-up of children waiting from 10:30am to 4:30pm for the chance to be painted.
Cindy did a breathtaking work , painting the faces of nearly 60 children so they could become their favorite animal. Learning to love our world is a start on caring for her! — with Lucinda Hudson-Knapp.
A happy mom watches Cindy create another masterpiece. — with Lucinda Hudson-Knapp.
Marsh and Mike have some fun after setting up our booth. Notice the bees we made for the Climate March on Washington up on the top of the tent! — with Michael Weber.
Megan Randall has a conversation with a passer-by.
Mr. Tree chats with a little friend!
Sarah becomes Ms. Tree for a while!