The Good Shepherd Clinic held its 6th Annual Grits & Granola Brunch celebration on Sunday, October 1, 2017 at the Chimneys in Big Canoe. An enthusiastic crowd of 138 people attended this fundraising event where the brunch was catered by Talk of the Town and the desserts catered by Jacki’s Kitchen. Clinic volunteers worked the event from the beginning to the end – including planning, decorating, running shuttles, greeting, signing-in, bartending, bussing tables and whatever else needed to be done.
Three girls from the Juniorettes service club at Dawson County High School worked in the dining room during the event. An addition this year to the festivities was a “Give to Give” table. On display was a basket of empty pill bottles and a nebulizer box. Medications are the most needed items by the Good Shepherd Clinic. The attendees had the opportunity to donate to this specific need. All proceeds from “Give to Give” were used for patient medications. Raffle tickets were sold for a beautiful donated handmade quilt. The quilt “Blessings from Home” was pieced and machine quilted by Carole English. Pam Cantley donated the fabric.
The brunch was a special community affair. Our many sponsors, volunteers and guests had a wonderful time as they enjoyed the delicious food and fellowship in the gorgeous mountain setting at the Chimneys. All proceeds benefited the Good Shepherd Clinic. The 7th Annual Grits & Granola will be held at The Chimneys in Big Canoe on Sunday, September 9th, 2018.