Flourish raises $9K-plus at Spring Fling

Attendees of Flourish of Cullman’s Spring Fling pose for a photo. Back row, left to right, are Alex Holt, Brian Spaeth, Dan Miller and Cory Symon; front row, left to right, are Flourish Executive Director Melissa Dew, Lindsey Ray and Pam Hawkins. (Cayla Grace Murphy for The Cullman Tribune)

CULLMAN, Ala. – Flourish of Cullman, a nonprofit dedicated to life coaching and mentorship for individuals with disabilities, was proud to host its first-ever sold-out event Saturday, April 15.  Two-hundred ticket holders filed into the Traditions Bank Building downtown, donning their Sunday best to bid on silent auction items ranging from gift baskets to full experiences, and win bingo prizes from fine jewelry, Rock the South tickets and luxurious vacations. 

Four awards were presented to past and present Flourish clients, including the Perseverance Award given to Carver Donnelly, the Longest Continuously Employed Award to Janet Loyd, the Living the Dream Award to Matthew Phelps and, rounding out the evening, the Most Improved Award to Cassie Glover. 

Flourish of Cullman Executive Director and Founder Melissa Dew smiled and said, “We sold out for the first time ever! We had 25 tables and they all sold. We are just so blessed with the Cullman community coming out and loving on us.” 

Through the silent auction Flourish was able to raise $9,500 to go toward its Robert Squires Independent Living Skills Apartment, a project that has slowly been making headway over the last couple of years. The goal of the project is to teach its clients independent living skills such as preparing a meal and how to tidy a home independently. 

Want to learn more about Flourish? Visit www.flourishofcullman.com. 

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