Dates of Distinction: August

Are you looking for topics to write about in the month of August? Check out this blogpost, written by Pamela, one of our fantastic volunteer coordinators. These fun facts and dates in the month of August are great ways to get started writing, and the seniors love reading about them!

Thank you to our student and Facebook volunteers for sending in photos of your stunning cards and letters! These were made by Allie, Audrey, Madison, Susan, Lynn, and Siri!

Hello Fabulous Volunteers!


August is a very special month…a time to celebrate a good harvest and a good summer!

Fun facts about the month of August:


~ The official birthstone for August is Peridot.


~ The official flower of August is Gladiolus!

~ August is named after Augustus Caesar, founder and the first emperor of the Roman Empire!

Some fun, non-traditional August dates to share with the seniors:


August 1:

Friendship Day

National Raspberry Cream Pie Day

Sisters Day

August 2:

National Ice Cream Sandwich Day

August 3:

National Watermelon Day

August 4:

National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day

August 7:

National Lighthouse Day

National Mustard Day

August 8:

International Cat Day

August 9:

Book Lover's Day

August 10:

National S'mores Day

August 16:

National Tell a Joke Day

August 21:

Senior Citizen's Day

August 25:

Kiss and Make Up Day

National Banana Split Day

August 26:

National Dog Day

As always...HAPPY WRITING!

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