A to Z Theme - Circle of Hope:
A serial story (written in six-sentence segments) involving twenty-six women living in the small Midwest town of Cottonwood Creek, their lives connected by the Women's Circle of the town's protestant church, Hope Christian Fellowship, to which they all belong.
Xenia, 33, and Alyssa, had become good friends soon after Alyssa's return to Cottonwood Creek. When Alyssa's parents agreed to her adopting a puppy for her sons, she called Xenia who she knew had been caring for a batch of puppies that someone had dumped at the junkyard.
Alyssa's boys were wild with anticipation as Xenia led them to the indoor/outdoor pen where the six puppies were being kept; she had always loved caring for animals, and worked as a receptionist and assistant for the local vet.
"I was thinking," Xenia said to Alyssa while the boys cavorted with the puppies in their pen, "the Women's Circle has been looking for a community project that they could involve their families in, something in addition to the regular charity work we help fund-raise and volunteer for. What do you think about helping me see if we can get funding to start up a no-kill shelter to care for the growing population of stray and abandoned cats and dogs in Cottonwood Creek?"
"Oh my," Alyssa responded excitedly, "I know just the place for it; Yvonne told me the other day that she is getting ready to move to a retirement home, and since she doesn't have any children she wants to donate that piece of property she owns on the edge of town for something that would benefit the community!"
Read the stories of all the Circle of Hope women here.
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