Jeffco Business Network
You are cordially invited to join us for a FREE breakfast each Thursday morning from 8:05 am - 9:30 am at the Ponderosa Restaurant at Richardson Road and Highway 61/67 (Jeffco Blvd.). Come around to the rear door closest to Richardson Road. Become a Member (link to member list) or visit us today!
Our Business networking group is different in that we do a philanthropy project each quarter. To submit ideas for Q3, 2010 please send an email to Director@MastodonFair.org.
Q2, 2010 Philanthropy project: Festus Manor Care Center Garden Rehabilitation
The residents at Festus Manor Care Center have a raised garden where they grow fresh vegetables. Since mobility is a bit of a challenge for most residents, removing weeds became more of a challenge than anticipated. The JBN group met on a hot Saturday morning, removed all the weeds, staked the tomatoes and mulched the garden. The flower beds in the courtyard received additional care. By the time we were finished, many residents wheeled their chairs out to say "Thank You" to the group and posed for a group picture.
Q1, 2010 Philanthropy project: Mastodon Fair Dino Egg Hunt and Dino Den
The JBN group organized, staffed and obtained prizes for the fundraising event held during the week of the Mastodon Art/Science Fair March 14-20, 2010 at Jefferson College Field house. Over $1,200 was raised to support the Mastodon Fair which operates the annual art and science Fair for all area K-12 grade students in public, private and home schools at no charge to the students/schools/parents.
Kids of all ages hunted for dinosaur eggs (which EACH happened to have prizes marked inside!) and then redeemed the eggs for prizes that ranged from Cardinal tickets to car washes to books to new ball gloves and so much more!
The three JBN chapters joined together to create a Jurassic Jungle of dinosaurs, real plants (courtesy of Bayer's Garden Shops) and lots of eggs. Families searched together to find eggs that were hidden in the jungle.
Families spent hours in the Dino Den where you could dig for bones and then assembly a dinosaur, feed the Dino (bean bags of course!) and even see real dinosaur eggs courtesy of the Bollinger County Museum. Everyone could come home with their own Dino mask, do a puzzle or read about Dinosaurs at the picnic tables.