Congratulations Deborah Smith!
Marianne here, with SMC. It was my absolute honor to present Mrs. Deborah Smith with an incredible gift basket filled with local gifts from some of my favorite Savannah businesses!
Welcome, June. As we enter the month to celebrate Dad, we could not let May conclude without celebrating Deborah Smith, the winner of our Mother’s Day giveaway. Deborah was so excited to nominate two of her very good friends on social media to win our amazing basket.
The basket included several signed copies of Mary Kay Andrews novels, a certificate from Glow Medical Spa, some fabulous wine from Johnnie Ganem’s Wine and Package Shop, two cool gel pillows from Green Frog Sleep Center with a sleep analyzer that goes under your mattress, a gift certificate from the Broughton Common Gastropub, and other fun goodies!
Deborah nominated two of her friends. Here is what she wrote, “Theresa Morgan or Sandra Burns. They both have raised beautiful children and have been through many hard health challenges. They’re both Christians who take care of anyone who needs help no matter how bad they may feel. They always put others first. They have always been leaders in schools and churches, organizing functions, helping with young couple’s weddings, acting as guidance counselors and mentors—there is nothing I know that either can’t do. They both are caretakers to their sick husbands. I could write a book about these two alone. But the wonderful thing is I have many friends who have many of these attributes, so many, and two ladies win. And happy Mother’s Day to all.”
The contest was to nominate others but you would be entered as well. Deborah was shocked when she won. I did a Facebook Live video to physically draw the winner. She immediately messaged back and looked up my number to call and confirm. I could tell right away how special she is. Because we were still in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic and nothing was open, we kept it classy and met in the Target parking lot. I had the privilege of meeting Deborah, her daughter, and her granddaughter.
Deborah was so excited but had no intention of keeping the goodies for herself. She hosted a get together the same week, under the brand new gazebo her husband built, to share her basket with her friends. Deborah prepared sandwiches, fresh fruit, pecan pralines, fudge, and strawberry cake. She said since she and her friends had been social distancing and staying at home, they were really missing each other. The basket filled with goodies from our local Savannah businesses provided some much-needed friend time.
Deborah said, “Thank you so very much! We all appreciate the love and fun you all created for my little crew of southern gal pals!”