Join Us on Sunday for a Free Concert — and More

On Sunday we will continue celebrating our 65th anniversary with a free, public concert by The Rhythm Project at 2 p.m. in the Atrium at St. Mary’s Home for Disabled Children. The acclaimed world percussion youth ensemble is the primary community program of the Virginia Arts Festival. The group also performed at the Home in April 2009 (see photo).

After the concert, we will dedicate a number of recent additions to the Home, including a koi pond, library and our signature mermaid statue, “Embrace.” Enjoy refreshments throughout the day, and be sure to also check out the display of antique cars  by members of The Cape Henry Antique Automobile Club.

To RSVP or for more information, call 757.622.2208.

And Here She Is

As residents, staff, Board members, Auxiliary Board members and other supporters gathered outside St. Mary’s Home for Disabled Children this afternoon, a vehicle appeared in the distance.

Ron Herrick and Tom Dvorak from St. Mary’s maintenance department carefully removed the precious cargo from the trailer, then helped artist Georgia Mason unwrap her creation: a mermaid for the children and young adults of SMHDC.

The mermaid was unveiled Saturday at St. Mary’s donor reception off site. Mason then delivered her to St. Mary’s today. The mermaid statue will be permanently installed just outside the front entrance of the building, for residents and visitors to enjoy.

Auction Nets Nearly $50,000 for St. Mary’s Children

The results are in: The Feb. 20 auction organized by the Auxiliary Board of St. Mary’s Home for Disabled Children raised nearly $50,000. Thank you to the many generous supporters who attended the gala and to the amazing women of the Auxiliary, including President Karen Hibbard (shown at left), who spent many hours pulling together this event.   

A portion of the money will provide summer camp scholarships; the Auxiliary will grant other requests in the coming months. As mentioned previously, some money also will enable the children of SMHDC to get a mermaid (sculpture) of their very own. See St. Mary’s website for more information about the mermaid and the auction.