On Saturday morning, October 13th, professionals serving the Hill Country will offer expert, personal advice to individuals and families who have experienced loss or are in a crisis situation this holiday season. Dr. Tommy Roberts of Highland Lakes Christian Counseling will address the problems associated with holiday planning and family activities post trauma. He will be available to answer specific questions and offer ideas to circumvent additional stress.
Ann Rolling of the Emily Ann Theater and Memorial Butterfly Garden in Wimberley will share her story of recovery following the tragic car accident which took the life of her 16 year old daughter Emily.
The plans for the Blanco Memorial Garden will be discussed by Brenda Wicker, candidate for Master Gardener. Grief-Share of Blanco representative, Jana Gillis, will give a presentation outlining the program offered here every fall and spring. A similar program, Divorce-Care and DK4kids, is offered by Weldon French of First Baptist Church in Marble Falls. He will be available to explain this material in detail and offer resources to families in need.
Camp Agape is a free bereavement summer camp for children who have experienced a loss by death.
Kim Turk is the founder and director. Members of the board for Camp Agape will be on hand to take applications and referrals. Children are welcome to participate in the hands-on activities offered at the Saturday morning meeting in the Old Blanco County Courthouse.
They can express their emotions best through art, music and drama. Ideas for in home therapy will be included in the materials for all visitors. Amalio Solis will close with a message of hope.