Mosaic on the back porch
We’re going to beautify the back patio, and we need your help! Many of you are familiar with this area behind the playroom and next to the kitchen, and have spent a moment relaxing or visiting with other guests at one of the tables. Our plan is to make this space more interesting by designing mosaic patio tiles to install where the slate squares are.
We need your input on the design! Any that have to do with the house and what it represents to you are welcomed. Just sketch it in as much detail as you can provide, and bring it to Chrissy, Kathleen or Brian by August 1.
Jo Perez, a stained glass artist based outside Alderson (www.darkhollowglass.com), has donated a large variety of beautiful glass pieces for this project. Once one of the designs has been selected, we may be asking your help to create and install the final product.
We can’t wait to see what you come up with!
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We are happy to welcome into the world our new son, Vitale Francis! Thank you all for your thoughts and prayers. Everyone is doing well, and as we feel up to it, we will bring him up to the house to meet you. He is definitely looking forward to it.
Born April 11, 2012 at 10:18pm
8 lbs, 12 oz
22 in. long
A New Look
Our bedrooms are getting a facelift. The Zuccari Family has generously donated new bed linens for all of the 13 bedrooms in the Hospitality House. The new sheets and comforters look great! We are in the process of turning over the rooms. Updated pictures are posted on the Bedroom page! If you would like to be part of this facelift, give us a call. Some of the rooms require new curtains, towels, or artwork to match the changes in bedding.
New Faces at AHH
Starting on March 1st, we have a new staff member joining us. Chrissy Nesbitt will be joining us for a year. Her presence is highly anticipated and much needed. We are looking forward to all she will bring to the House. Please help us to welcome her.
Some time in April, we will also be blessed with a new baby around the house. Micah is expecting a new sibling, due April 8th, Easter Sunday and Grandma’s Birthday. Mom is doing well and all seems great with the pregnancy so far. Any guesses on girl or boy? We’ll let you know more when we know more.
We are all excited to have new life brought into the house.
As many of you who have visited us know, there is quite a bit of land to tend to around the house. Earlier this year, we sent a note to Warden Bates requesting some help from the women over at FPC Alderson. We thought this would be a great way for our two organizations to work together. Our request was granted, and four great women come to help us out every Thursday for a few hours. We will only use their help for a few more weeks cleaning up the land, but we hope to start fresh in the Spring. The women have been great! They know what they are doing, and the place looks totally different already. I can’t wait to see what it looks like come spring when the bulbs pop up, and we have some help keeping the weeds down.
Blankets from the Prison
Many of the women at FPC Alderson crochet homemade blankets for their beds. The last warden at the prison banned multicolored blankets, and so the women were forced to send their blankets home or get rid of the blankets in other ways. Instead of throwing them away, the women requested that they be donated to organizations that could use them. The Hospitality House was the recipient of many of these beautiful blankets. They will really help to add color, personality and warmth to our home. Thank you women of FPC Alderson for your donation!
Alderson Girl Scouts Beautify the Front Garden
Led by Tamar Wallace and Renee Hemmelgarn, the Daisies of Alderson cleaned up and planted new flowers and shrubs in the front garden. It was a fun afternoon of pulling, digging, and planting. We also received a new bird feeder from the girls, which replaced a recently broken feeder from the front yard. Thank you, girls, for all your hard work. The garden looks much nicer because of you.