Posts by ANDREW BOOZER

The Season of Giving Lasts All Year Long

Christmas is such a special time of year at Epworth! The children in the cottages awaken on Christmas morning to the joyous scene of a beautifully decorated tree, surrounded by heaps of perfectly wrapped gifts nestled underneath. It is what every child dreams of and anticipates for weeks leading up to the holiday, but for some of the children at Epworth, this will be the first time they experience a traditional Christmas morning along with the tree and gifts surrounding it. Here at Epworth, we make it our mission to ensure Christmas is special for every child.
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Tori Finds Her Voice

The State House grounds were in perfect form a few weeks ago as a steady flow of teenagers filled the steps just behind the Governor and other officials.  Wreaths and ribbons were hung and it seemed everyone in Columbia gathered around a towering, unlit Christmas tree waiting to kick-off the Christmas season.  As the festivities began voices of the Governor’s Carolighting Choir echoed down the steps and through the busy streets of Columbia.  The sounds of Christmas had arrived, and among the choir there was one voice that sounded particularly sweet.  The voice of a child from Epworth, a 15 year old young lady named Tori.*
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Categories: The Record.

Cook-out for Kids BBQ Fundraiser

The Epworth Children’s Home Alumni Association’s 9th annual “Cookout for Kids” fundraiser features barbecue fresh off the grill, homemade baked goods, live music, and vintage automobiles. Saturday April 8, 2017 11:00am to 3:00pm on Epworth’s campus. (2900 Millwood Ave, Columbia, SC 29205) Get Your BBQ Chicken and pork plates are $10, kids plates $5, and whole Boston butts for $30 and orders may be eat-in or take-out, including a drive-thru line!  Homemade baked goods will be available for purchase from the Red Hat Honeys.  All purchases may be made at the event or pre-ordered by emailing epworthalumniassociation@gmail.com. Fun for Everyone
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Friends of Epworth Gala

The Friends of Epworth are proud to announce the 5th Annual Friends of Epworth Gala to benefit Epworth Children’s Homes on Friday, March 17, 2017 at the new My Carolina Alumni Center in Columbia. As the signature event for the Friends of Epworth, the event raises awareness and funds for Epworth and the children who call Epworth home.
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Creating Family Memories

Christmas memories are cherished moments for both children and parents. The memories that are created on Christmas morning bring joy not only in that moment but in the years and decades that follow. This Christmas, as families everywhere gather around the Christmas tree, a special family at Epworth will be making their own lasting memories. Bria came to Epworth in August at a critical crossroad in her life. She was a 22 year old single mother with a one and half year old daughter, Jaci, and a three month old son, Devin.*
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Categories: The Record.