Thursday, July 18th, 2013 in Minneapolis was hot. Very, very hot (a 100+ degree heat index hot). We were worried- how could we possibly paint today without dropping of heat exhaustion?!? Luckily, we were painting in the evening, in a field with a nice amount of evening shade. We ran out and bought large amounts of ice, juice and water (it was all gone by the end of the evening, big surprise). We borrowed sun tents from the Green Central gym (thanks guys!). And guess what? We had a great evening, and nobody dropped from heat or paint exhaustion.
One of the best parts of the evening? Amazing chicken, rice and beans from Jesse's Food Service Emporium, run out of Sabathani. Jesse asked us what we wanted to serve that evening, insisting that he could cook anything we wanted. "Surprise us," we said. And we were made very, very happy! Thanks Jesse! Contact Jesse at 612.310.4864 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Also, special thanks to City of Lakes AmeriCorps (learn more about the Minneapolis Community Education run program here, now recruiting!) for sending us the fantastic Emily and Brian for the evening! We love COL AmeriCorps!