march 26. 2011
The Starlight Foundation has been such a wonderful blessing, to our family and many others who have spent countless nights in a hospital with a child. We participated in some of their events when we lived in the DC area, and we signed up here in Atlanta to participate also. The first week we were here, we met a family in our church that also has a child with DiGeorge Syndrome, so we met at this event and had fun together! Another amazing thing about Atlanta, is we live in the heart of specialists for DiGeorge and VCFS. We know we were inspired to be here, for so many reasons!
California Pizza Kitchen sponsored this event through Starlight, and they served pizza of course, salad, drinks, ice cream, and cotton candy. (I had a very hard time letting my kids eat cotton candy, but I did this time).
There was a craft, making wishing wells, which were cute. Jarom made his all about Jimmer Fredette! They had dogs at our event that are trained to go to hospitals for children to spend time with and take their minds off of being in a hospital. A photo booth took a lot of our time, as it was so much fun dressing up, and squeezing six of us in there! Then there were a couple of activities in the gorgeous outdoors.
The event was held at Callanwolde. The handout of this mansion says: A magnificent Gothic Tudor-style mansion, built in 1920 as the home of Charles Howard Candler, eldest son of Coca-Cola founder Asa G. Candler. It’s now a unique arts center. It’s now owned by DeKalb County.
I’d have to say, the food and events were great, don’t get me wrong, but the beautiful mansion and grounds we were on were breathtaking. I could have enjoyed the view ’til retirement for sure!