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Davidson facility will relieve pressure on Mooresville home
Catholic campaign gives $4,000 to comfort care home
Davidson facility will relieve pressure on Mooresville home
By Jennifer Baxter
Learn more: Volunteers for the new home are being recruited and trained now. For information, call Serenity House at 704-664-2004 or visit www.serenityhousenc.org.
The Catholic Church has supported the Carolina Comfort Coalition since 2006, when St. Patrick’s Church of Charlotte offered the first seed money for Serenity House, the coalition’s first comfort care home, located in Mooresville. St. Therese and Holy Spirit Catholic churches also have supported Serenity House through funding and volunteers.
The new comfort care home in Davidson will fill an important need for such a facility in Mecklenburg County. Since 2007, 30 percent of the residents served at Serenity House were from Mecklenburg County.
Space is already limited for potential residents, because the home has only two beds. For that reason Serenity House has been able to accept only 118 of the 325 hospice referrals it has received.
Cheryl Pletcher, executive director of the Carolina Comfort Coalition, said she feels the burden of having to turn away more than 200 families. The addition of the Davidson House will allow Mecklenburg County residents to be seen while freeing up space for Iredell and Lincoln County residents at the Mooresville Serenity House.
A founding committee for the Davidson House has been formed to promote the project to the Davidson community. It has members from the town of Davidson, Davidson College, Habitat for Humanity, the Ada Jenkins Center, the Committee on Aging and local churches, as well as interested members of the community.
The committee will be chaired by Amy Shue Isaacs, an attorney at McIntosh Law Firm.
The search is under way for a suitable space for the Davidson House. The ideal location would have two large areas for residents’ rooms as well as a sitting area and kitchen, and will be donated for a rental rate of $1 per year. The coalition will need to raise about $100,000 to cover the home’s startup expenses and its first six months of operating expenses.
Jennifer Baxter is a freelance writer for Mooresville News.
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June 9th, Saturday at River Oaks Golf Club
All proceeds to benefit the Serenity House in Mooresville
Four man Captain’s Choice Format
Form your own teams Field limited to first 32 teams
$50.00 per person
Cash prizes to Flight Winners
Food and beverages served at the course.
Hole sponsors and food sponsors needed.
Come and have a great time of golf !
Call Allen Payne at the Alamo for More information: 704 873-6080 or 704 657-7221
MOORESVILLE Chef Salvatore Friedel of the Queen’s Landing entertainment complex won the People’s Choice Soup award at the Feb. 26 “Soup on Sunday” fundraiser at the Hilton Garden Inn off Interstate 77 Exit 33.
The event benefited Serenity House, a nonprofit end-of-life care home off I-77 Exit 33.
Guests voted on soups from 10 Mooresville chefs and restaurants.
Friedel’s winning entry was Charred Cauliflower Bisque, which included crab, corn and special garnishes. Guests praised his presentation and the unique blend of flavors, said Cheryl Pletcher, executive director of Serenity House.
Epic Chophouse’s lobster bisque, Joe Fish’s clam chowder and The Meat Center’s Chipotle Chicken Chili tied for second place.
All 10 entries were voted delicious and creative, Pletcher said.
The event drew about 200 guests from the Concord and Lake Norman areas and raised $1,500 for Serenity House, Pletcher said.
Special additions to the soup samples were dessert bars from Queen City Pastries of Mooresville and breads from Panera Bread and Black Velvet Patisserie of Mooresville.
For details about Serenity House, visit www.serenityhousenc.org.
We are so grateful for all those that came out to support and enjoy our annual Soup for Serenity House event. We are extremely grateful for our soup sponsors Epic Chophouse, Jeffrey’s Restaurant, The Meat Center, Quizno, Dockside Deli, Joe Fish, Queens Landing, Hilton Garden Inn, Chef Mike Quintin, Queen City Pastries, Panera Bread, Black Velvet Patisserie, BJ’s and Mills Family Farm. Please be sure to visit them and thank tell them you loved their soup at the Soup for Serenity House event. Pictures coming soon! Again, Thank you all!
Date: February 26, 2012
Time: 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Location: Hilton Garden Inn Gateway Plaza at exit 33
Tickets: $5.00 at Door
Taste soup, bread, and dessert samples and shop at the pottery bazaar.
For information call 704-664-2004
Hosted by the Hilton Garden Inn
Gateway Plaza at exit 33
Holy Smokes Ministries and Serenity House Pork Loin Roast Fundraiser
January 28th, Saturday
Reserve Your Pork Loin Roast:Order by January 23rd
Order your cooked pork loin roast using the special HOLY SMOKES wood seasoned unique method. Payment is $20.00 for the fully cooked and ready to slice roast. Precooked weight is 4-4 ½ lbs.
Pickup: 12pm to 2pm on Saturday January 28th. Cash or check only.
Location: Serenity House, 110 Centre Church Road, Mooresville, NC 28117
Reserve Your Pork Loin Roast: quantity, name and phone
- Email Carolinacomfort@windstream.net
- Call Serenity House at 704.664.2004
written by:Laura Mueller
The cupcakes were black and white, even masked, at the Serenity House Annual Black & White Masquerade Gala. Guests mingled about, some incognito in elegant black feathery masquerade masks.
The fundraiser held Saturday, Nov. 19, at Mooresville’s Charles Mack Citizen Center, featured a silent auction, raffle, music by inspirational singers, ‘Sealed,’ and a buffet and dessert provided by more than 20 local caterers. Jeff Mendenhall, author of “Your Economic Destiny,” was the guest speaker.
Serenity House end-of-life care home has been open for four years and has now served 100 terminally ill patients. The home, located in Centre Presbyterian Church’s manse, provides free patient care. It is supported by donations and grants.
Julia Adney, 16, a Davidson Day School student, started volunteering at Serenity House in January. “It’s such a great place. I feel like I’ve made an impact. It’s not often you get a feeling like that as a 16-year-old.” Adney and Davidson College students Pooja Parikh, 19, and Chelsie Sumner, 22, greeted guests as they arrived, selling raffle tickets for an amazing basket of chocolates by Amy Rivera of An Angel’s Touch in Mooresville.
Cheryl Pletcher, Executive Director of Serenity House, spoke to the 160 guests gathered at the tables before her, “Serenity House is a work of faith. It takes a village of love.”
The evening raised over $16,000. The money will be used for operations of Serenity House, and we will continue to engage the Davidson community to locate a suitable house to get a new comfort care home started in 2012.
See story and pictures by Laura Mueller