Text on the event from the upcoming Baha'i bulletin for Tacoma. -gw
The fruits of the devoted efforts of several Pierce County Bahá'ís were wonderfully revealed on Wednesday, December 14, 2011, when the Bahá'ís in Pierce County sponsored a dinner for the parents of the Salishan neighborhood children attending the various classes in that neighborhood. A total of nearly 70 persons attended, the vast majority being non-Bahá'í parents from the neighborhood and their children. About half of those attending were children, with nearly all of them from non-Bahá'í neighborhood families. Following dinner, 25 of the children gathered at the front of the room and sang songs and recited prayers that were learned in the classes. The children all wore paper head bands with their names on them in big letters and with assorted virtues written on paper leafs that were attached to the headbands. After the program, all enjoyed cake. The past few years have borne very promising results. Many in the neighborhood are being imbued with the virtues of human conduct that will help make this a better world for everyone. This dinner was the first such event, and we hope to do this again annually.