We are excited to announce that we have expanded our sitter coverage for the kid’s room for both Tuesday and Thursday at 9:30 AM. If we continue to see strong need for sitter coverage, we will look to add an additional times. To help us with cost for maintaining and staffing the kids room, we are going to need help with some of the financial burden for this service. We are going to ask for a $3 charge for the first child using the room and a $2 charge for each additional child. The sitter will be responsible for helping us track who is using the room and we will charge your accounts at the end of the month.
Parents are welcome to use the room during non-sitter times for no charge and older kids are welcome to hang out in the front of the gym or at the green chairs by the garage doors as well. We hope this helps you many busy parents to find a moment to have the best part of your day here at the Cove.
We have a new edition to the Cove, Tripp Allan Hippensteel. Congratulations to Josh and Kristen Hippensteel on their newest arrival!
We have watched Josh and Kristen grow from young college graduates ,to Husband and Wife, and now to Mom and Dad. Young Tripp is in such great hands with this amazing duo!
This Saturday we will continue our annual tradition by recognizing Juneteenth with a special WOD. Juneteenth is an American holiday celebrated on June 19th commemorating when federal orders were read stating that all slaves were free.
To give a bit more detail, during the American Civil War, Pres. Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation, which declared more than three million slaves living in the Confederate states to be free. More than two years would pass, however, before the news reached African Americans living in Texas. It was not until Union soldiers arrived in Galveston, Texas, on June 19, 1865, that the state’s residents finally learned that slavery had been abolished. The former slaves immediately began to celebrate with prayer, feasting, song, and dance.
Juneteenth, also called “Freedom Day”, is widely accepted in the United States as the day slavery ended. This is not a day just for African Americans to celebrate but a day for all Americans to remember and revere. It’s a testament to America’s ability to recognize wrong and do its best to change course and make things right.
An article published in the Galveston Daily News summarized so beautifully why we must continue to do the work. “Injustices continue to stain our nation’s honor to prevent us from living up to our stated belief that all are created equal. The abuses of slavery and its successor practices have often been experienced by many generations. And it’s never improper to continue seeking justice for all.”
This Juneteenth WOD has the volume and difficulty of a Hero WOD. And just like Hero WODs, it is designed to help you step outside of yourself to find a place of reflection, understanding and remembrance. We can all make a difference.
Buy Out: 65 Cal Bike
P/O – 115/75
Numerical significance of reps:
11 & 63: Emancipation Proclamation signed Jan. 1st (1/1/1963)
65: News slavery was abolished spread to Galveston TX 1865
The kid’s room is open for business