Flagstaff Arts & Leadership Academy
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FALA Volunteer Corps

Volunteering at the Art Market

Jeremy and I have been interested in volunteering for the school since the day we found out that our daughter Madison was accepted into ninth grade. We started attending meetings for the volunteer corps, and somehow managed to become reps for the art program (technically this is Jeremy’s title, I’m just his “people” if you need to contact him.) We are excited to be involved, and especially lucky to have our contact be Ms. Henes. She is outgoing, positive, and makes you really want to be a part of all of her events, so when she asked us if we would volunteer on a Saturday for the Art Market we jumped at the chance. 

We brought the whole family along to help. We arrived to find a table full of bags of coffee, roasted especially for FALA by the folks at Late For the Train. Our job was to man the coffee sales. Wyatt (age 8) made signs and also walked the hallways with one of his signs to drum up business. Madison decided to ditch us and assist elsewhere…(this means socialize with her friends). It was great to see so many people, familiar and not. Wyatt found out that Emma Gardner was there so he drew a picture of some skulls and asked her to sign it, which she did! Deidre gave us a lunch break, and Bonnie from the Flagstaff School of Music also manned the table so that we could check out some of the unique art for sale. We ended up going home with quite a few pieces ourselves. 

As the event came to a close we helped pack up and clean up, moving tables and chairs back to their prospective classrooms. We all enjoyed it. The next day we received this email from Ms. Henes:

“Hello Cori and please share with Jeremy, Wyatt & Maddie.
I am so grateful for all your help and volunteering yesterday at the Art Market.
Having parents & students invested like you make FALA so special. We are truly blessed.
Have a great holiday and break as a family.
Much appreciation!”



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