Collard GreensOur center’s long association with local farmers has led to unexpected forms of community involvement, most recently in our plans to participate in the local “Best Mess of Greens” cook-off, sponsored by the Americus Rotary Club and the Americus Times-Recorder.  Slated for January 26 from 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., the event will feature entries from both individuals and professional teams.

Given that we grow our own collards on site and make a mean cornbread, it seems like a match made in heaven!  Besides stoking our competitive enthusiasm, the event provides yet another opportunity for us to deepen our community involvement. 

As Stuart Perry reminds us, “It is vital that we are involved in community events.  [Due to such efforts] Perry Wellness Center is enjoying public acceptance as we work to rebuild lives for those in our community and service area touched by mental illness or addiction.”

Stuart also can already taste victory as he proclaims, “We are eager to share our collards and corn bread on January 26!”

In the photo, peer clients Mike Harper, Tommy Green, Malcolm Johnson and Irvin Cook harvest collards, the choicest of which will be selected for the “Best of Greens” competition.

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