We spend lots of time observing special days at The Next Stop, whether it be National Cherry Pie Day, Australia Day, Thomas Edison’s birthday or like recently, The Chinese New Year! It’s a great way for our members to be aware of things beyond their own world.
We learned that February 3, 2011, began The Year of the Rabbit. Ms. Debbie of The Golden Palace, a Chinese Restaurant on Buford Drive in Lawrenceville, donated chop sticks, fortune cookies and the place mats that tell everyone what Chinese Zodiac animal year they were born. All this helped us celebrate a little Chinese culture that day!
Our members worked in their groups using electric skillets to prepare a delicious traditional Chinese food–chicken fried rice.
Using chop sticks was a struggle for most, but everyone gave it a try!
And who doesn’t want to know their “fortune” as they open up their fortune cookie.?!