by Linda Austin –
On February 13, Seeds of Strength members and their guests gathered at the historic Williamson County Courthouse for this year’s Wine, Women, Chocolate and Giving social. When the ladies arrived, there was no question about where to go. They needed only to follow the sounds of laughter and chatter up the stairs to the second floor where a full house was congregated to sip and socialize. Participants were greeted by members of the Events Committee of SoS, offered a glass of wine, and directed to the festive table replete with chocolate delicacies of every kind. It was an enjoyable evening, a respite from the dreary and seemingly never-ending February weather.
One of the benefits of belonging to Seeds of Strength is spending time with some of the amazing women in Georgetown, making new friends, and introducing friends to SoS. Social events are the perfect occasions to have fun as well as learn about the latest developments in SoS.
After the drawings for the door prizes, SoS Chair Cindy Locke, gave a brief welcoming message, thanking everyone for coming. Being the eve of Valentine’s Day, she shared a poignant love story:
A local man saw the Seeds of Strength article in the Austin-American Statesman and knew his wife, who is suffering from Alzheimer’s, would joyfully be a SoS member if she were able. So, he contacted Cindy and joined as an individual member for her. If you know Ben and Paula Oliver, you will not be surprised by his act of love for his wife and for his community. I continue to be touched by his thoughtful and generous spirit.
Georgetown is remarkable town; Seeds of Strength is a marvelous part of it.