Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Read all about it!

Fair Trade Delmar Campaign has been receiving some great local media coverage lately as we near our goal of declaring Bethlehem the second Fair Trade town in New York state (Ballston Spa is the first).

Read all about us in the Spotlight: Fair Trade initiative moving forward, Sweet tooth for fair trade and Town Board talks fair trade.

And in the Times Union: Bethlehem could be fair trade town

I have also started blogging on Fair Trade for the Times Union Bethlehem blog - look out for my posts, and feel free to join in the conversation by adding your comments: to date there's Fair Share and Look for the label.

Chocolate - poetic inspiration!

Congratulations to the winners of our recent Chocolate Poetry contest! Here are the winning entries (also published in the Spotlight Newspaper):

Hot fudge sundae
Over the top, yummy
"Sticky delicious mess."

By Tristan Tearoe, 4th grader

Dance to the chocolate
Dance to the music, right?
Wrong! Dance tothe chocolate!
Dance to the chocolate
Dance to the chooooooocolate!

By Bernie Crane, 2nd grader

Chocolate Poem
Chocolate makes me happy
When I am sad
Chocolate makes me happy
Then I am glad
Chocolate makes me happy
I could eat it every day
Chocolate makes me happy
I hope chocolate never goes away.

By Steven Stitzer, first grader

The three poets read their work aloud very professionally at our Chocolate Sunday event, and were presented with Fair Trade prizes. Books/resources about Fair Trade will also be presented to their schools.