This event is a time to come together as a community to celebrate our dear friend, teacher, mentor, and colleague Kate Chandler and to honor her legacy to St. Mary’s College by dedicating the Campus Farm in her name. Many years ago, Kate was instrumental in founding the Farm with a group of St. Mary’s students, and so it seems fitting that the Farm should carry her name into the future.
While there will be a simple program to begin our gathering, we will mostly spend our time sharing our recollections of Kate, breaking bread together, and comforting each other with hugs, talk, tears, laughter, and song—as Kate herself might have done.
At the Celebration, there will be Memory Books for writing notes, drawing pictures, or quoting poems to be given to Kate’s family. There will also be baskets available for dropping off cards and letters, if you wish. Kate’s surviving family members are her three siblings: Sue, John, and Kim Reynolds as well as her sisters-in-law, Kathleen Foster and Laurice Chow.
Please bring a dish that would be easy to share with others. Drinks, plates, napkins, and silverware will be supplied.
Once you arrive, following the parking signs that will be posted along Route 5.
All are welcome.
Rain Venue: The Michael P. O’Brien Athletics and Recreation Center (i.e., the ARC)