Super Soup Roast!

This past weekend was the biggest event of the fall semester at Rural Studio: Soup Roast! It’s a time to say goodbye to our 3rd-Year friends who are only out here for one semester, show our family and friends around this crazy place we call home, have a big review of everyone’s projects, and celebrate the life of our dear friend Johnny Parker.

The first part of our review included a walkthrough of Hale County Hospital. This gave people the opportunity to see the interior of the hospital and familiarize themselves with the courtyard.

The presentation and review took place in the Greensboro Boys & Girls Club, a 2012 Rural Studio project, which is located right across the street from Hale County Hospital. This was the first time many of our family and friends had seen our presentation, so it was fun to share what we have been working on for the past two months. We also had a large group of reviewers who came in from all over the world.

We got a lot of different feedback from the reviewers, so we’ll be taking it into consideration as we continue our design process.

At the end of the day, we headed to Faunsdale Bar & Grill for Johnny Parker’s Memorial Dinner. Members of the Rural Studio family shared their favorite Johnny Parker stories, which made us both laugh and cry. The event was one of a kind, just like Johnny Parker. Thanks to everyone who came out this weekend and helped to make it so special!

In a few days, we’ll head home for the break to have some rest and relaxation. We will return to Hale County after the new year refreshed and ready to go!