Stories from The Patch

Alumni Spotlight: Phyllis’ Story

Posted by on Dec 23, 2012 in Alumni Stories, Stories from The Patch, Uncategorized | 0 comments

PHYLLIS SANTOS is Director of Marketing & Development Cardinal Hill Rehabilitation Center/ Easter Seals of Louisville. She attended The Cabbage Patch in the 1950s, participating in sewing, art classes, and field trips on the “Big Red Truck” until her family moved a few years later. We recently caught up with her, and she shared her experiences from The Patch. “The Cabbage Patch taught me cooperation and how to have fun,” Phyllis said. “My family’s church (Stuart Robinson Memorial Presbyterian) was next door to The Patch. Between my church, my family and The Patch, I also learned the importance of giving back and getting involved.” “My family was very poor and we could not afford to go on vacations, so being able to take field trips to various places around Kentucky and swimming trips created great memories for me. I especially remember singing and meeting new friends on these trips. I always felt safe and loved at The Patch.” “Winning for Life to me means living a winning life of good values, work ethics and using my blessings and gifts to do what I can to make a difference in whatever direction I am led. This also means having a team spirit of inclusion and respect for all...

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The Cabbage Patch attends a Cinderella Tea

Posted by on Oct 28, 2012 in Stories from The Patch | 0 comments

Six sweet little girls from The Cabbage Patch got a special treat on October 27, 2012 when the Kentucky Opera invited them to be guests at a Cinderella Tea Party at the Brown Hotel. “Did you see me dance?!” exclaimed one little girl after waltzing with Prince Charming on the dance floor. “It’s like I really am a princess!” During the day, the girls made Fairy Godmother wands and picture frames, learned to waltz, and listened to opera sung by Cinderella herself! Afterward, the girls were escorted to a lunch, where they enjoyed tea sandwiches, hot drinks, and french pastries. View the full album of photos from the Cinderella Tea on...

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ACT Prep

Posted by on Aug 4, 2012 in Stories from The Patch | 0 comments

According to “Marcus”, a high school junior and regular participant at The Cabbage Patch: “Taking the ACT is hectic! I’ve been working hard to study. I’ve taken the ACT once before, so I really want to improve my score.”

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