Every ripple has its point of origin. And my boundless thanks to Debby Harmon and friends that gathered on a beautiful fall day on Lake Lure last Saturday to be just such a point for Mona’s Legacy.
For the past couple of months, the small group that’s come together to help fund and promote Mona’s Legacy has been discussing a concept we’ve named A Circle of Friends. A simple concept really in which a host invites friends for a meal, a bike ride, a sky dive, a whatever that brings friends together.
The initial circles of friends are likely to have also been friends of Mona’s, and it’s hoped the gatherings will be a time to remember her and celebrate friendships, realizing how quickly our friends can be gone. It’s also planned as a time to tell those gathered about Mona’s Legacy and how they can help perpetuate the ripples of good she started in the community with donations according to their comfort and means.
It’s hoped these Circles of Friends will themselves become ripples and that friends in one gathering will invite their friends to a gathering and that as the ripples expand, there are those coming together who first find out who Mona Cornwell was at A Circle of Friends and want to help Mona’s Legacy for the good it’s doing in the community.
And so it happened on an incredibly beautiful autumn day on a pontoon boat on Lake Lure that a circle of friends game together to remember Mona, contribute to help keep her memory, love and spirit alive and to honor the bonds of friendship they have with one another.
Those friends were: Debby and Larry Harmon, Gigi Derballa, Deborah Lonon, Annie Clingenpeel, Sherian Howard, Mary Alice Church-Steurer, Peter Steurer and Bill Lonon. Donating and attending in spirit was Randee Goodstadt.
Want to be a ripple? Just message me.