The Whidbey Institute celebrated the impending installation of Meadow Row North and four Live Edge cabins with a community picnic in July.
The cabins are designed to provide additional program lodging on the 501(c)(3) educational non-profit’s Clinton campus.
It’s the organization’s first major step in expanding its capacity to serve more people, programs and community grows as a home for “transformational learning experiences,” according to its website.
The day featured juggling lessons, games, and a free lunch for the community catered by Chef Christyn Johnson.
Board President Kate Snider, and Executive Director Heather Johnson, Thomas Arthur and Doug Kelly spoke briefly about the project, which is part of a four-year, $4.5 million capacity-building campaign to meet growing demand for learning experiences at the 100-acre site.
Neighbors, friends, and families from on and off the island attended to learn more and celebrate. The Give Back Brass Band also performed live music at the event.