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News and Notes: The Heritage Club’s Garden Party

6-Kellogg Garden Party smThe Heritage Club of Edenton recently took part in the Kellogg Supply Company’s first ever Garden Party in Edenton, N.C. Those we support got the chance to decorate flower pots and enjoy some friendly competition.

Bridget Leary, lead development specialist at the Heritage Club, said those in the club go to the hardware store once a week to look around and enjoy free popcorn. During one of these visits, they met staff member Renee Overton.

Overton, who has a sister with a disability, always made sure the group from the Heritage Club had popcorn and felt welcome at the store. She told Leary she wanted to do something extra special for the Heritage Club participants so they started brainstorming, and the idea for the garden party was born.

Overton decided to invite the Heritage Club to Kellogg Supply for a decoration contest. She gave each of the 16 people from the club a flower pot with all the tools to paint and decorate them. While the people we support designed their pots, they enjoyed cupcakes, cookies and snacks.

Leary said those from the club were excited about decorating, and at the end the manager gave them ribbons that read: “I am a winner at the Kellogg Supply’s First Garden Party.”

Each of the flower pots were displayed in the store and customers voted on their favorite design.  Leary said this was a great way for the Heritage Club to be involved in their community and to meet people.

“We want to make them a part of our community. My coworkers have grown attached to them, Overton said. “I call them my kids, I’ve come to love them and I look forward to the second annual garden party.”

The winners of the flower pot contest: First place recipient was John Ammann, second place award went to Oscar Ochoa, and Nicholas Winslow received third place.

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