Friday, October 20, 2006

Nina Moseley Wins Award!

Congratulations to Nina Moseley, winner of Mercy Academy’s Community Leadership Award. The leadership award was established to pay tribute to an individual whose leadership in volunteering and service impacts our community, and who serves as a positive role model to Mercy students. Nina was recognized and honored as the recipient of the award October 10, 2006 during Mercy’s Leadership dinner.

Way to go Nina!


Monday, October 16, 2006

ScrumbleThon Update

ScrumbleThon will be from 10am to 6pm on November 18.  The address for the Louisville School of Massage is 7410 New LaGrange Road, phone number 429-5765.  It is best to use the Wayside and WE SURVIVE numbers for information about the event.


Teams are formed by  groups (schools, churches, companies)  Individuals are welcome.  There will be door prizes, refreshments, educational programs lasting approximatlely 40 min. throughout the day (1st come basis).  Also, there will be a mini healthfair.  As far as transportation, we are working on that but are not sure at this time if there will be any available.


If you need any further information, please feel free to e-mail or give me a call.


Call Sharon Cecil at 345-6080 for more info.


More Scrumblethon News



November 3, Sunshine "Joe" Mallard will be featured at the Wayside
Expressions Gallery along with the Grateful Threads during the city-wide
"Trolley Hop" from 5-9:00pm.

November 5, Helane Blumfield, Owner, The Point NYC and a representative of The National NeedleArts Association (TNNA) will discuss the
therapeutic value of needle art WOW Girlz Live Radio Talk Show on WAVG 1450AM from 5-6pm.

November 12, Michael Stoops, Acting Executive Director, National
Coalition for the Homeless will be on WOW Girlz Live Radio Talk Show on WAVG 1450AM from 5-6pm to kick off Hunger and Homeless Awareness Week.

November 13-18, there will be an exhibit of ScrumbleThon creations and
other theme needle art displayed at the Kentucky Center.

November 18, ScrumbleThon will be held at the Louisville School of
Massage, 7410 New La Grange Rd. during National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week November 12-18 from 10:00am to 6:00pm. ScrumbleThon is a combination of wellness education and a knittery/stitchery team event-Stitching Hearts Together with Love. Teams are being formed and they will create needle art items in different categories (all items to be donated to the homeless population). During ScrumbleThon events, information will be provided for personal wellness and address the issue of hunger and homelessness.

Grinny Possum--Jeffersonville, Indiana,

Sophie's Fine Yarn Shoppe--Louisville, KY and

The Knick Knack Club- other activities and events to be announced

For more information:


(502) 239-4991


Wayside Christian Mission

(502) 345-6080



Saturday, October 07, 2006

Wellness Wednesday at the Mission-thanks to GREAT Volunteers

Wellness Wednesday participants experienced being with a pet therapy dog, Buster .  He is a WAGS (Wonderful Animals Giving Support) trained dog with companion Kathy Garcia.  Kathy and Buster have been coming to Wellness Wednesday since starting in February.  Buster and Kathy have been a team for the past 6 years.  Kathy is a 4-H Dog Club Leader. Buster is the founder of Paws for a Story at the Home of the Innocence's.


Students from Jefferson Community and Technical College provided education information and helped participants learn to take there pulse as part of a relaxation exercise connect with journaling--Write Way to Wellness.  The writing session was lead by Sharon Cecil, coordinator of the Wellness Wednesday program.  


Upcoming Special Events

On November 3, 2006, 5-9pm, Sunshine "Joe" Mallard and the Grateful Threads will be at the Wayside Expressions Gallery for the citywide "Trolley Hop" as part of ScrumbleThon activities. Sunshine "Joe" is one of American’s premier Creative Embroidery craftsmen. He has been embroidering for more than 40 years. The word that best describes his work is Meticulous. Grateful Threads, a lively knitting/crocheting multi-generational group, open to all, came into being at Jeffersontown Christian Church. The enthusiasm of the group, the avidness and eagerness in trying new techniques and the unconditional support given to each other make this a viable, learning, not-to-be-missed Thursday morning experience.

On November 18, Wayside Christian Mission and WE SURVIVE will present ScrumbleThon at the Louisville School of Massage from 10:00am to 6:00pm. This event is being held during National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week. Participating in National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week not only brings greater awareness to our community, but also helps to promote the national endeavor to end hunger and homelessness. Teams will be formed and they will create needle art items in different categories (all items to be donated to the homeless population). There will be door prizes and fun for all.