Last Thursday morning, clients from Marshall Starke Development center came to IUSB to learn how to make coasters out of plastic grocery bags. Two of the clients had already attended one of the coaster-making activities two weeks before, but they were still excited about doing it again. The other two clients asked if they could come because they had previously seen the coasters the other clients had made and wanted to make them, too. I was told that several other clients wanted to come but were already scheduled for an activity that day. Perhaps they will get an opportunity next time. I couldn’t believe how fast the time went with them. And they were most appreciative to be taught how to make the coasters. The thing I found most interesting during my time with them was their ease and independence; they just plunged right into the activity without getting discouraged. The clients would love to come back, so if there is anyone that would like to work with Marshall Starke Thursday or Friday, please let me know.
One last thing: We had a supporter the other week interested in buying the coasters as a donation for the festival. The clients have offered to sell their 6 coasters for the donations to go towards the bag festival. So if there are any interested buyers out there, let us know!! It would be much appreciated.