Tuesday, September 25, 2012

National Family Day

First Lady Dianne Bentley was very active yesterday as she honored Family Day. She spent her morning delivering muffins to the local Family Justice Center and her afternoon delivering "S'more Love" baskets to the local domestic violence shelter. This was her small way to reach out to the community and show them the love of a family. It is important, no matter how busy schedules seem to be, to reach out and do something for others. Even though these gestures were small, it is the thoughtful reminder that makes the difference.

She spent her evening with the youth of Safety Net. Around thirty people gathered together to eat dinner as a family and as Mrs. Bentley asked the blessing she thanked the Lord for each life. They spent the night eating hotdogs, hamburgers, and homemade chocolate chip cookies. After dinner, everyone spilled onto the front porch and into the yard to play cornhole. It was a great evening that filled South Perry Street with laughter.

It is important to spend time together and just enjoy being a family. The First Lady was honored to celebrate Family Day and hopes that everyone in the state of Alabama enjoyed theirs too.

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