I have always been a Paul Newman fan, of his acting, his interest in organic foods, and his philanthropy. Not so much the car racing, but he didn't ask me. I don't know why. Plus, of course, he is very handsome. But don't tell Lloyd; he has a bit of a jealous streak.
But now I really, really love Mr. Newman and Newman's Own. Osan Parents Network (OPN), the parenting and kids activity group I am involved with here, is one of 15 recipients of the 2008 Newman's Own Award. The Newman's Own Award is an annual grant for innovative programs to improve the quality of life for military families, courtesy of Newman's Own and the Fisher House. You can read about it here. We will receive $5,000 to develop a kids community garden, a drama group, a parenting library and to make improvements to the building we use, including some small climbing structures and a kitchen. Osan is a small base and there are not a whole lot of resources for toddlers and preschoolers, so this will make a huge difference for us.
And in other great OPN news, our website is up, thanks to the fabulous and talented Helen. You can check it out here.