I thought it might be a good time to update you on a couple of things I mentioned in earlier blogs.
In October, I wrote about the Penfield Ecumenical Food Shelf and how bare the cupboards were looking at the time. I was just at the Food Shelf this past week, and it looks like a completely different place! Due to several successful food collections over the holiday season, the Food Shelf cupboards are looking terrific. The new site is being given some tender loving care by wonderful volunteers and it is coming along nicely! Thank you to each and every one of you who supported the Food Shelf.
I also mentioned the Wings of Light luminaria event on Dec. 17 to benefit Shepherd Home. Hopefully, you got a chance to view the luminaries that were lit up that night-- there were over 300 of them lining the driveway from Five Mile Line Road all the way up to the front door of the home! Among all the beautiful lights celebrating the angels in our lives was a glowing display in the shape of a heart — to remember the victims of the Newtown tragedy that had occurred just days before. It was so beautiful to see the many people come and walk the display that evening. We all seem to need the memories of our loved ones to light up the long dark nights of winter.
In the pain and anguish of the Newtown and Webster tragedies, the Food Shelf and Shepherd Home remind me that there is still much good in the world. You just don’t always hear about it.
A Happy and Healthy New Year to all of you....