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  • Writer's pictureJeff Wilhite

Flowers and Vegetables Abound

Spring brought a lot of mother nature to Glendora House thanks to a generous gift from the Maynard Family Foundation. Volunteers from Thompson Electric Company, Bath UCC, First Christian Church of Stow, First Christian Church of Hudson and Temple Israel built standing vegetable gardens, planted annual and perennial flowers and dressed up the courtyard. The rain and heat have been very good to the plants. Residents take care of their gardens and flowers. Color abounds and vegetables are being picked and consumed by the families. “It created a very beautiful and relaxing place for the families to enjoy”, stated Javier Seldon, FP Case Manager.

Stated Erica Cherry, Senior Case Manager for FP, “We greatly appreciate the support from the volunteers and the gift from the Maynard Family Foundation. We try very hard to make the stay here for our families enjoyable and having the Spring Garden project has allowed us to accomplish that.”

The Maynard Family Foundation has been an unwavering community partner with Family Promise for many years. Executive Director Jeff Wilhite commented; “This project has extra meaning for us at Family Promise. The community lost an amazing leader with the passing of Phil Maynard. Phil always looked at how he could make the community better. He certainly made Family Promise better from supporting capital and operational programs to being a valued advisor to the mission. This garden, in a real way, symbolizes how the legacy of Phil, through the Maynard Family Foundation, continues to make good things grow in this community.”

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