I usually do these demos on Wednesdays, and I am not usually there at all on Fridays, so I met a bunch of new people--clients and volunteers. One woman was working in the soup kitchen and she asked what I was doing, so I told her. She said she had no idea that there were demos at MCHPP and that she does demos for her job. I suggested she talk to Sue, the food pantry coordinator, which she did. I told Sue that if this person wanted to take over for a while and do the next few demos, that would work out really well for me, since we are entering the time of year when I like to be hibernating at home with my tea, yarn, and music as much as I can. I would not give up my Mondays at the food bank or my Thursdays in the soup kitchen--I love doing those things and I would miss them terribly if I was to stop. And while I also have enjoyed doing the demos, I felt that it was something I could give up without missing it too much. So as far as I know, there will be a new demo person. I am glad they will continue because I think they are useful and I would not have stopped if there was not someone there to take over, but I am glad someone else will take over for a while. Besides, the more ideas that get tossed around, the better for everyone!
I will copy and paste the handout I made for today's bread demo below and then go make a cup of tea!