Thanking Our Magic Circle Makers
On Thursday, October 9, PIC recognized and thanked the many supporters who helped us create the Magic Circle Nature Playground.
In honor of these important families, alumni and friends of PIC, three metal butterfly sculptures have been mounted upon wooden posts and are "flying" over the children as they play, create, and discover below.
After a light breakfast, attendees gathered among the butterflies, which have been placed where children work on nature-inspired works of art, gather for picnics, or share stories shaded by large trees.
PIC Executive Director Debbie Green welcomed everyone to the nature playground and explained the important role outdoor education and nature play have in early childhood development.
PIC Board President Carol Lerner took a moment to thank everyone for the role they played in this project. She unveiled a representation of the donor sign that will recognize the many significant gifts that were given in support of the playground. A beautiful wooden sign specially designed to fit in with the natural landscape will be installed later this year.
PIC is especially grateful for the leadership gifts made by the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, a generous community partner and friend of PIC; Rebecca and Arthur Samberg, dear friends of former Executive Director Marni Sweet; and the Germeshausen Foundation with its strong interest in teaching children the importance of our environment.
We also recognized groundbreaking gifts and additional support from: