Lots of things have happened on Paxton Campus over the last week. In case you missed anything… here is a Weekly Recap!
1. 8TH ANNUAL 12 BAND JAM
Last Saturday, Paxton Campus and 12 Band Jam teamed up to host the 8th Annual 12 Band Jam at Spanky’s Shenanigans. 12 Band Jam is a day of live music and prizes to raise money for The Aurora School.
This year we had an AWESOME, diverse lineup of bands from Americana to folk to rock n roll.
The weather was beautiful and everyone seemed to be having a great time! A huge THANK YOU to all the bands, volunteers and people who attended that made the day a success.
2. STOLEN GOLF CART
Our beloved golf cart, donated earlier this summer, was stolen off our property last week. The golf cart was used by our STEP Up team to practice driving, to deliver campus mail and to move things around the campus. The team was so excited about having their own means of transportation on campus and what doors this could open in the future.
While this was super sad news for everyone in the Paxton Family, there is a silver lining!
The Paxton Family has received overwhelming support and love from the Loudoun Community. Our Facebook post about our stolen golf cart was shared over 82 times, NBC Washington visited our campus to broadcast about the stolen golf cart and many people have made donations towards helping us buy a new one. It is so great to see that in sad times, great people can turn it around.
If you would like to donate to our Stolen Golf Cart fund: Click here!
Watch two members from STEP Up on NBC Washington sharing the story about our golf cart!
3. FENCE ON OUR GARDEN
Pat from Legacy Farms and our STEP Up team member, Kyle were hard at work on Wednesday adding a fence to STEP Up’s beautiful vegetable garden. This fence will keep our future veggies safe. We already have some corn sprouting up! The STEP Up team has been hard at work watering and weeding the garden.
In a few weeks, Legacy Farms will be helping us teach a curriculum to the STEP Up team so they can learn new skills and techniques for maintaining a garden.
Thank you for all that you do, Legacy Farms!
4. 1,000 LIKES
The Paxton Family has set a goal to reach 1,000 Likes on Facebook by September 1st. We are ONLY SEVEN likes away from our goal. We are so excited that the end is in sight and we are about to reach this milestone!
5. SHOCKTOBER TICKETS
Tickets for Shocktober, Paxton’s biggest fundraiser of the year, go on sale THIS SATURDAY (August 15th), make sure to spread the word to your friends and family, so this year can be the biggest year YET!
DON’T FORGET! Campus will be closed the week of August 23rd for our third and final summer recess.