Art Day was held this year on Sat. Feb. 5 and it was really something special this year. In addition to the awards presentations, the serving of lunch, and the art-making, the newly formed ABCD Marangu West Advisory Committee members were present as VIP’s, and some of the mamas and children came forward to perform local chagga dances and songs. It was wonderful! There was also a ceremonial presentation to Lynn and I, of fruit, vegetables, and eggs by the families in thanks for what ABCD has done for their children in the past years. Lynn and I really feel we have been embraced by the local community and this includes the general population and the community leaders. We hope this bond will grow in the visits to come so that our work can be facilitated more smoothly and seamlessly into the community’s fabric of life.