A feast for the eyes and the taste buds … what an excellent way to celebrate Valentine’s Day at the Nelson Center! A delicious banquet was prepared for the kids by Chef Kenneth, the kitchen supervisor.
The impressive buffet commenced with cookies and a gorgeously decorated cake for dessert.
There was no question what holiday we were celebrating when you entered the cafeteria. It had been transformed into a red and pink Valentine explosion through the efforts of the Denton County Clerk’s office, led by the Honorable Cynthia Mitchell, and some members of Valley Creek Church in Flower Mound.
The decorating squad arrived around 1:30 p.m. on Valentine’s Day, and didn’t leave until 4:00. Balloons, confetti, and Valentine crafts brightened up the tables and walls, and each child received a teddy bear with a little bag of goodies attached.
Perhaps the most impressive and unforgettable gifts from the volunteers were the handmade corsages for each of our 17 beautiful girls living at Nelson Center. The girls were so excited! Most of them had never worn a corsage before (or really knew what one was), and they wore them with pride.
But the hard work of the volunteers means more than just a room full of red hearts and a floor covered in rose petals and confetti. They showed the children living here that they are special, they are more than worth the love and care they are receiving, and they are treasured by people they don’t even know. It was an awesome demonstration of love – and you can’t beat that on Valentine’s Day.