Women’s Connection to host a “shower” for Sunshine Acres

April showers bring May flowers. Well, Women’s Connection is hoping to shower Sunshine Acres with needed items to continue the fabulous work of this Miracle in the Desert. President Carol Whitworth will give a presentation on Sunshine Acres of Mesa. It provides loving homes for children ages five-15 who are separated from their parents. It has cared for over 1600 children since it opened in 1954. This is our opportunity to help an organization that is doing a great service for our community and children in need. Needed items are wish list gift cards: Walmart, Target, Fry’s, Walgreens, CVS Pharmacy, McDonalds, Taco Bell, and Subway. Other items include Chap Stick, body/hand lotion, shaving cream and razors, liquid body soap, acne treatments, paper goods, toys and games (children’s ages are between five-15 yrs.). The website can be viewed at www.sunshine.org.

Nancy Hicks is a former bank vice-president with a successful career. Born in the South she now resides in Sun Lakes, AZ. She shares how two unrelated events in her life came together with incredible impact on her world. This very talented, engaging woman has a fascinating story as she tells us, “I choose life.”

Our vocalist will be Debbie Carpenter who has soloed in various valley venues over the years. She participates in choral groups and performs with musical theater groups.

Invite all your neighbors and friends to join you on Thursday, April 14 at 9:00 a.m. in the Kingston Ballroom of the Oakwood Country Club in Sun Lakes. Reservations are necessary and must be made by noon on Thursday, April 7 by emailing Shirley Mukhar at [email protected], calling Lydia Claflin at 480-802-2188, or calling Candy Clark at 480-802-2579. Cancellations need to be made no later than Monday, April 11 by 10:00 a.m. by calling Cindi Decker at 515-770-7974. Reservations not canceled must be honored. The cost is $15 inclusive at the door. Gluten free or special needs meals will be $1 extra and MUST be preordered. Any special dietary concerns not pre-ordered cannot be accommodated the date of the event. Cost includes brunch, taxes, gratuity, speaker’s expenses, publicity, and miscellaneous fees. This event is sponsored by Stonecroft Ministries;  www.stonecroft.org.