Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Tea with the Ladies of Safety Net

First Lady Dianne Bentley hosted a tea in honor of the ladies at Safety Net. This program helps facilitate positive changes in the lives of youth. The girls ranged in age from eleven to eighteen and were accompanied by ladies that spend time working with them.

Chef Jim Smith served a variety of tea sandwiches, scones, cookies, and banana bread to the girls during their time at the Mansion. They also got to select from a variety of hot teas. However once the girls began to sample tea, the First Lady had glass bottle Coca Colas and water served as well.

It is important to Mrs. Bentley to positively impact the lives of Alabamians so this is just one step in the process. She shared her personal story of growing up then gave a Mansion tour to the girls before the event concluded.

Monday, June 18, 2012

Children's of Alabama

First Lady Dianne Bentley toured Children's of Alabama at the beginning of June as part of the grand opening ceremonies. She was impressed by the creativity used on every floor and by the level of care available to the incoming patients. Another feature she enjoyed seeing is the roof gardens. Patients and families will be able to access these during their stay. Each garden is home to a variety of plants and fountains that add beauty and some normalcy to the hospital complex. The creators of this garden were innovative and thoughtful when constructing it so no matter what season, there will always be some aspect to enjoy.