Monday, April 12, 2010

T&C hosts Girls Impaired / Girls Empowered

Town & Country’s Garden Therapy Committee, headed by Genevieve Cole, brought an inspired and inspiring morning of spring garden cheer to members of the group Girls Impaired/Girls Empowered, known as GIGE. All wheelchair-bound, the young girls in the group, along with their mothers, were guests of honor at the Kings Daughters’ Inn on March 27th for a program that featured Adilio, the Durham culinary artist who sculpts fruits and vegetables into fanciful, edible flower arrangements, animals, and decorations.

Following the program, the group enjoyed luncheon together at the beautifully restored Durham landmark. T&C's Garden Therapy Committee goes back to the club’s founding in 1964, and through the years it has been involved in many projects that use hands-on gardening in a way to enrich others’ lives in the Durham community, including several projects with the Durham shelter for abused women.

Other T&C members participating in the event were Barbara Collie, Barbara Yowell, and T&C President Katherine Kirschner.