Robin LoweryMany local residents have found that Rudy’s Happy Patch Market is the perfect place for networking among mental health supporters. Recently, Perry Wellness Center founder and CEO Stuart Perry was pleased to see a long-time supporter among bags of tomatoes and other produce.

Retired educator Robin Lowery, who served in the Americus and Sumter County schools for 30 years as a teacher and administrator, has continued her support of students in need. On her most recent visit to the market, she stopped to speak with Stuart about a young man she felt might benefit from peer services.

“I want to be sure this young man meets all of the requirements for admission to Perry Wellness Center,” she explained. “I had this young guy at Cherokee [Elementary School] when I was there. I have tried to help him, but he has been in prison three times.” She has hopes for his ability to make progress through the program.

“I support Happy Patch Market and Perry Wellness Center,” she concluded, “Because I believe in the mission of helping others.”

With her arms filled with bags of farm fresh vegetables, Robin Lowery chats with Stuart Perry about plans for a former student.

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