With great pleasure The Women of Quail Creek President Peggy McGee presented a check in the amount $6,000 to Genesis House Shelter founder/CEO Patty O’Berry on June 23. The check represented proceeds from the sales of TWOQC’s cookbook A Shared Table. The money will aid in paying off the lease for the shelter.
Serving as a safe haven for female victims and their children of domestic abuse, Genesis House has provided over 50,000 bed nights since opening in 2007. Victims, who have ranged in age from newborns to 87, may spend up to 24 months in the shelter. The cookbook, a collection of recipes from the residents of Quail Creek, was dedicated to all of the shelter’s clients with the intention of making a difference in their lives.
Starting in January 2014, Claudia Ullevig, cookbook chair, and her dedicated committee put in countless hours planning the format, compiling and proofreading recipes with a goal for publication by August. They met their goal. Committee members included Pam Butler, Rena Craine, Althea Critchlow, Marianne Cobarrubias, Cindy Day, Julie Daines, Vicki Mahr, Peggy McGee, Diane Quinn, Chris Sanchez, Harriett Scoonover, Janice Swain, Gail Volenec, Nancy Wilson and Eileen Zuarri. One hundred and eleven Quail Creek residents contributed close to 400 delicious recipes to the project. The cookbook sections and covers were illustrated by photos taken by members of the community.
TWOQC wishes to express their deep appreciation to all who contributed time and effort to making the cookbook become a reality. Also, thanks to all who supported the project either by selling and/or by purchasing cookbooks.
Of the 1,000 copies printed there are currently only a couple of dozen books left. Anyone wishing to purchase copies at $15 each should contact Peggy McGee at email@example.com (207-6188). Checks should be made payable to TWOQC Charity Account.