Friday, December 11, 2009

A Beautiful Thing.

Helen Keller once said, "The most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart." I felt a beautiful thing when I visited the Wagener Women's Well in rural Wagener, SC with my friends Kay Reardon and Sue Bowersock.

The Wagener Women's Well is a center for women which provides hope, support, life skills and meals to the women of Wagener, SC. The center staff teaches money and home management skills, sewing, quilting, healthy cooking, computer basics and leads Bible studies. The mission of the center is to give encouragement to those who are in need of a "better hope" in life and to help build confidence and trust through the leadership skill of caring mentors.

(Click to enlarge). Front entrance to the Wagener Women's Well.

(Click to enlarge). We were welcomed with open hearts.

(Click to enlarge). The women work on sewing projects.

(Click to enlarge). Almost time for lunch.

(Click to enlarge). Director Dianne Lemacks and women
enjoy soup, warm bread and coconut pie (as did we!).

(Click to enlarge). Everyone pitches in at the center.

(Click to enlarge).The center is located in downtown
Wagener, SC. next to Town Hall.
(Click to enlarge). The upstairs of the center is vacant but downstairs is full
of love and support.

(Click to enlarge). Friends Kay Reardon(l) and Sue Bowersock(r)
surround Wagener Women's Well Director Dianne Lemacks (c).

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