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Happy Summer!

Happy Summer! Right around the corner, you can enjoy a perfect summertime afternoon, at the Longcreek Winery. Join us on Sunday, July 1 for music, food and wine if you choose, all while supporting the Domestic Violence Program.

The event is from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. Music will be provided by"BAM!" with the Cunninghams & Mike Lewis. These great musicians are sure to make it a fun afternoon!

There will be food available for purchase - Secret Recipes being one vendor as well as Christine Hansen who will be selling her yummy baked goods! Part of the proceeds will benefit the program.

The theme for the event is "Land of the Free, because of the Brave." There is a $10 entrance fee, but Veterans are admitted free. We hope this can be the first of your 4th of July celebrations.

"Plan to come out on a nice summer Sunday afternoon and listen to some music, share some wine, and gather with friends - all while you are supporting Dove’s Domestic Violence Program! Hope to see…

County Fair & Family Fun!

It’s fair time!!!The Macon County Fair is June 1-10 so this upcoming weekend is your last chance to go enjoy it.Why not make it a family day?
When children are little it seems that every day is family day.As the children grow it becomes obvious that there is a great deal of importance of family days that help to build the familial bridges and keep one another in touch with the other. As days become filled with school, work and outside activities it can become rare that the whole family is together to enjoy a meal or watch a favorite show on TV while being in the same room.

When kids are little they completely take advantage of getting to spend so much time with mom and dad.As they enter school parents begin to revert back to their old ways of doing things and spend less and less time actually being together. They no longer go to the zoo or circus thinking that our children are too old and won’t enjoy it any longer. That is not true!
The importance of family days becomes even more instru…

Some planted, some tended

Volunteers play an incredible role at Dove.  Volunteer Board of Directors and  program volunteers.  One time supporters to lifetime advocates. 

Last month in May, we had two large groups in to volunteer, one from CAT and one from ADM.  They both chose to work on projects originally created by volunteers in previous years. 

Our front entrance landscaping was created from an amazing Eagle Scout project last year.  The CAT crew weeded, added mulch and planted flowers.  A church group was in earlier to add flowers too.  It is again so welcoming to those working, visiting and living here at the shelter. 

A group from ADM was here on Wednesday, cleaning up the children's play area and adding mulch.  Moving in the playground equipment was an Eagle Scout project along with weather-proofing the fence.  The landscaping was updated by a small group effort from one of our churches several years ago.  The ADM crew made it all look wonderful again.

Wander the halls of the shelter, you can se…