This past month has seen many wonderful successes for our project. On April 5, Joan, Marlana and Susan attended the Crossroads Women’s Retreat on Long Beach Island. Besides having to wear veils for a part of the day, Susan was invited to give a presentation of Dina’s Dwellings. A special collection was taken for the project.
On May 12, Sherri and Susan attended the Lenten Breakfast at the Readington Reformed Church. Some of you may remember that this is the church which Dina’s two husbands served – J. Frelinghuysen and J. R. Hardenbergh. Rev. Hardenbergh and Dina later came to New Brunswick and served our church as pastor and the first President of Queen’s College. The Readington Reformed Church was the home church of Lauretta Lane, who created the Dina Doll. So, in essence, our visit and presentation of Dina Van Bergh was a personal history lesson the Readington Reformed Church. They absolutely were thrilled with the project and how we are incorporating Dina’s story with it. Again, a special offering for our project was taken.
Further, we have received several Naming Opportunities through these presentations. At this point in time we have had three of our seven efficiency apartments named and the one-bedroom. This is really exciting!
Finally, for Mother’s Day we are offering to put your mother’s name on the plaque of our “FRIENDS” efficiency apartment for a $100 or more donation, and we will send your mother a certificate, which will inform her of your gift. For more details, please check out our website: townclockcdc.org. There is a Paypal donation button located on the website.