VPA Graduates Nourish a Community—with Soup, Sandwich and a Dash of Hope

Parents and three childrenShe had red hair. He had blue hair. Both artists and students in the College of Visual and Performing Arts, they created a comic strip together, published in The Daily Orange. It told the story of a fish who loved a frog. The fish kisses the frog, turning him into a prince—drawn holding a dead fish in his hands. It was a creative illustration of love and sacrifice, the giving of self for the good of another. It foretold, perhaps, what alumni Gareth Manwaring ’06 and Patricia Rounds Manwaring ’07 would be doing more than a decade later to care for their community hard hit by COVID-19.

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