March is one of my favorite month to be at The Arc. We have so many things to be happy about and to celebrate. I especially have a very special date to celebrate. On Wednesday, March 4th, my classmates and I that are in the Volunteer Involvement Program also known as the V.I.P.S. had an “Aloha, Arc!” Day which we made a miniature artificial Hawaiian volcano to celebrate the upcoming National Week of The Ocean Festival Sea-son.
For National Irish American Heritage Month, The Arc had a Saint Patrick’s Day celebration on Tuesday, March 17th, where some of the Participants and Staff Members wore green clothing, made arts and crafts projects such as, Rainbow Lanyard Necklaces and Saint Patrick’s Day Mobiles and read stories about the country of Ireland and leprechauns and their pots of gold. I wore my “Pot ‘o Gold” Saint Patrick’s Day shirt, my shamrock headband and my shamrock necklace. Also, my mom painted my fingernails neon green with gold stars. My classmates and I made Dancing Leprechaun arts and crafts. I really enjoyed celebrating. Saint Patrick’s Day.
On Friday, March 6th, to celebrate the upcoming Cereal Day on Saturday, March 7th, some of The other Arc Participants and I made Lucky Charms Cereal Doorknob Hangers. We learned that the Lucky Charms cereal was created in 1962 by John Holahan.
An advertising company employed by General Mills and Company suggested marketing the new cereal around the idea of charm bracelets. Thus, the charms of the Lucky Charms cereal were born. Lucky Charms is the first cereal to include marshmallows in the recipe. The mascot of the Lucky Charms cereal is Lucky the Leprechaun, also known as Sir Charms, and originally called L.C. Leprechaun. Created in 1963, the cartoon character’s voice was supplied by Arthur Anderson until 1992.
The marshmallows are meant to represent Lucky’s magical charms, each with their own special meaning or “power.” The following are explanations of the permanent marshmallows: Hearts are the power to bring things to life, Shooting Stars are the power to fly, Horseshoes are the power to speed things up, Clovers are the power of luck, but you will never know what kind of luck you’ll get, Blue Moons are the power of invisibility,
Rainbows are the instantaneous travel from place to place, Balloons are the power to make things float, and Hourglasses are the power to control time.
The other Participants and I felt really lucky to be able to learn such cool facts about the Lucky Charms Cereal brand. I hope that everyone that reads my blog will have a great ending to the month of March. I will be celebrating my birthday.