I accompanied my 13-year old daughter to volunteer in the Refugee Outreach Program of St. Patrick’s Church. What a surprise to find the parish center teeming with people of different colors.
During orientation, we learned of their vibrant ministry for refugees from countries, such as Burundi, Congo, Burma, Rwanda, Eritrea, Kenya, and Tanzania.
One Saturday, I chanced upon Kristin Lavitola lounging in her booth at the Irving Farmer’s Market.
The weekend event, hosted by Four Seasons Markets, provides a venue for local farmers, producers, artisans, and crafts(wo)men to showcase their goods at the parking lot of the Irving Arts Center along MacArthur Blvd.
Displayed on Kristin’s table were her ceramic artworks in different sizes and vivid colors.