Sweet Pea Sisters & Brothers Picnic

Friends, we are so sad to announce that after much deliberation, we have made the difficult decision to pause our favorite, fun, family event- the Sweet Pea Sisters & Brothers Picnic- for this year. We have been agonizing over this and watching the news and the projections and decided it is time to stop fighting the current and just take a deep breath and let it be. The safety of our community is more important to us than anything else. We are nothing without each other. And we have all lost far too much already. Now is not the time to take chances. 

The fact that this was to be our 10th Annual Sweet Pea Sisters & Brothers Picnic makes cancelling it all the more sad, because we have been excitedly working on ways to make this year's event extra special. We hope you will mark your calendars now for Saturday, June 5, 2021 so that we can pick up where we left off and hold our 10th Annual picnic together. Hopefully the world will be a bit brighter by then.

We had also announced recently that there would be a new shirt design for sale in our Sweet Pea Tee shop, to make up for the rollerskating fundraiser that had to be pushed back to the fall. We can't wait to share the new design with you once all this madness is over, but right now just does not feel like the right time for us to fundraise. 

If you have an extra dollar or two that you could donate somewhere, we would love to see it go to organizations like Get Us PPE (getusppe.org) that is working to provide PPE to the health care professionals on the front lines or Power Packs Project (powerpacksproject.org) that provides food to families that are struggling with food insecurity right now. 

We hope you are doing alright during all of this, physically and emotionally. We understand that any bit of fear or grief can often feel so amplified for those of us who have already suffered deep losses. Please know that you are not alone, and make sure you reach out to someone if it just feels like it is too much. We can't wait until we can all be together again in a sea of green. Until then, please take care of each other and stay safe.

-Stephanie, Beth, & Nicole