As spring blossoms around you, are you feeling the creative itch? At Healing Hands Ministries’ 2nd annual Hearts and Hands Tablescapes Luncheon, you can let your artistic juices flow while helping raise money for a great cause.

Event Chair Jane Waters is recruiting table designers, who’ll choose a theme and design a table with elegant, creative and/or whimsical touches. The luncheon will be held Friday, May 11th at Wilshire Baptist Church, near enough to Mother’s Day to attract lots of ladies bringing their moms, grandmothers, daughters, mentors and friends.

This year’s speaker will be Charity Wallace, Director of the Women’s Initiative at the Bush Center and Senior Advisor to Mrs. Laura Bush. She’ll be introduced by LH’s Paula Davis, and the crowd will be greeted by HHM founder and executive director Janna Gardner.

Janna says the clinic’s 3,100 patients are struggling now, more than ever, as gas prices stay high and the economy remains volatile. With 2/3 of her patients being women, the health and welfare of many LH families is dramatically strengthened by this non-profit clinic offering dignity, hope, health care and compassion. Using more than 5,000 volunteer hours and the financial support of the LH community, HHM is able to reduce non-urgent ER visits and replace them with cost effective, quality healthcare. Though the clinic receives no federal funding, taxpayers save millions.

If you’d like to design a table, purchase tickets or make a donation, email Jane here. Individual tickets are $40 each and include a lunch catered by Chocolate Angel.  Donations of $100 or more will be matched by the HHM board as part of their new “100 for $100 Campaign,” up to a total of $15,000.

Tablescape viewing begins at 10am in the Community Hall, and guests will be seated for remarks at 11:30. Lunch begins at 12:30. (Shown in the photo: Paulette Padalino, Susan Brooks, Katie Mueller and Jane Stadelmann enjoying last year’s event.)

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