In the tradition of Flat Jesus & Flat Francis, the Olivet Sunday School is announcing its Summer 2018 photo contest this year with “Flat Anna“! Anna Alexander was the first African-American Deaconess in the Episcopal Church, and she won the Golden Halo in this year’s Lent Madness tournament. You can read about her amazing life at www.lentmadness.org.
Laminated cutouts of Flat Anna are available in the Simpson Room. Take one with you, and start photographing Flat Anna on your summer adventures. Email your pictures to firstname.lastname@example.org (or text to 703-969-7159). Great prizes will be awarded in several categories.
Jeff Underwood has been the first to submit a photo of Flat Anna — congratulations Jeff! The picture below is of Flat Anna in Jeff’s summer garden.
To see more of Flat Anna’s summer adventures, please check out the bulletin board in the stairway of the 1957 building.
For those not familiar with our previous summer challenges, we are basing Flat Anna on Flat Stanley, a children’s book by Jeff Brown: after being flattened by a bulletin board, a young boy named Stanley makes the most of his situation by mailing himself to visit friends. Elementary school teachers throughout the years have used this children’s book in a fun project, which is to make a Flat Stanley cutout and then mail Stanley to friends and relatives, near and far. Friends and family will take photos of Flat Stanley around their town and send the pictures back to the student. The student then compiles the pictures into a book of Flat Stanley adventures.