Wednesday, November 26, 2008

New Hours at the Childhood Home!

For almost two decades, the Flannery O'Connor Childhood Home has sustained itself purely through the effort of volunteers. It's been a remarkable run.

But now the Childhood Home has entered a new phase. The board of directors recently hired Toby Aldrich as our first ever employee. Toby will work 24 hours per week. So as of November 16, the Flannery O'Connor Childhood Home is open from 1 to 4 p.m. every day except Thursday (closed major holidays and the first two weeks of September and January). $5 for adults, free for those 12 and younger.

Among his many other duties, Toby will join me in making posts to this blog, which we hope will develop into just one of many ways in which we reach out to our past and future supporters.

This is an incredibly exciting moment in the 20 year history of the Childhood Home

1 comment:

Toby Aldrich said...

Thanks Bill for your comments. It is an exciting time for myself as well. Imagine, it was just three years ago on Thanksgiving that I first visited Savannah and found the 'for rent' sign on the Home's window. The loss of a rental in Waveland, MS-thanks to Katrina-and 99% of the stuff I had been lugging around for over thirty years, suddenly fell into place. If I hadn't gone through the losses via Katrina, I could not have moved here to the Home and Savannah. Much to be thankful for back then, even more today.

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