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The Family Conservancy – Mother of All Happy Hours

In the days leading up to Mother’s Day, a series of parties known as the Mother of All Happy Hours benefited The Family Conservancy. Holy Cross Church held its annual Happy Hour. Betsy Vander Velde was the host for a gathering at Grand Street. Dr. Barbara McGrath and Maria O’Connor, a mother-daughter duo, partnered to host a party of their own. Guests brought supplies (diapers, wipes and detergent), and volunteers from RMR Group helped ready the donations for distribution. Low-income parents who participate in The Family Conservancy’s educational programming were the recipients. 

Kathy Fowler, Lynn Bain, Kathy Rogers, Cheryl Shoemaker, and Myrna Mathews

 

RMR Group Volunteers: (Front row) Victoria Smith, Barry Gregson, Kelci Flowers, Robert Sanders, and Anna Brown (back row) Ryan Bigham, Donnie Carr, Jim Williamson, Scott Marcos, Don Stribling, and Don Goebel 

Also featured in the June 9, 2018 issue of The Independent

 

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