Spring Concert & Dedication

On Sunday, St. Mary’s Home continued celebrating its 65th anniversary with a free, public concert by The Rhythm Project. The acclaimed world percussion youth ensemble is the primary community program of the Virginia Arts Festival. “We love this music,” Martha Stewart, St. Mary’s director of development, said in introducing the group. “It’s the kind of music you can feel.”

After the concert, we dedicated a number of recent additions to the Home, including a koi pond, library, refurbished family room and our signature mermaid statue, “Embrace.” Crystle, who happened to be celebrating her 21st birthday on Sunday, pulled a red ribbon with Scott Crumley, who is building the Charity House at the Tidewater Builders Association’s Fall Homearama. Proceeds from the home will benefit the children and young adults of St. Mary’s Home. “What a great way for us to help you celebrate your 65th anniversary,” said William H. Halprin, president of the Tidewater Builders Association, noting the organization’s long tradition of giving back to the community.

Also during the event, Karen Hibbard, president of the Auxiliary Board of St. Mary’s, presented the Home with a check for $10,000 for scholarships to send children from the Home to summer camp. Most of the money was raised during the Auxiliary’s auction in February, with the Auxiliary kicking in $500.  

In a nod to history, members of The Cape Henry  Model A Ford Club displayed their beautiful antique cars in front of the Home throughout Sunday’s events.

To see more photos from the spring concert and dedication, check out this slideshow: 

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.

A Bit of the Virginia Arts Festival at SMHDC

It was a busy weekend at St. Mary’s Home for Disabled Children. On Saturday, CEO William C. Giermak led the ninth Family Forum, which was followed by a tropical-themed Family Night program put on by the Recreational Therapy Department. 

On Sunday afternoon, our Atrium was filled with the joyous sounds of steel drum music. The Rhythm Project All Stars performed a free public concert sponsored by Claire and David Benjack and the Auxiliary Board of St. Mary’s Home for Disabled Children. The group is the premier performing ensemble of The Rhythm Project world percussion and dance ensemble founded by The Virginia Arts Festival.