April 10 we met at the studio. Rockhill Baptist Church is closed. The Pastor moved, the congregation was aging and most of the members had long ago moved from the neighborhood. We were allowed to use the space as a studio for our meetings and work until a new congregation was found.
We glued wooden gussets to the corners on the back of our house set pieces. The gussets strengthen the joints so they will last through our run of neighborhood plays. We practiced the songs and raps for the play.
On April 6, volunteer artist Patty Cauthon had sketched on refrigerator cartons most of the various set piece designs. This way the EcoKids were able to paint in the colors. The kids help some by painting the refrigerator cartons with the background color. They show little interest in doing more.