Girls Celebrate Sweet 16 at Granny's House

2 years 10 months 3 weeks ago March 22, 2013 Mar 22, 2013 Friday, March 22 2013 Friday, March 22, 2013 5:44:00 PM CDT in News
By: Sarah Duffey

COLUMBIA - Granny's House, a place where public housing students can go after school to feel safe, celebrated six girls' sweet 16 parties Friday.

Usually for a kid's birthday, Pam Ingram, the founder, takes a group out to dinner, but Adonica Coleman, a Granny's House volunteer, realized over break it missed many of the girl's 16th birthdays.

"I feel as if 16 is such an important year for young girls that needs to be recognized, it's almost as if a right of passage," said Coleman.

Coleman, who runs her own event planning business out of her home, decided she would throw a surprise party.

"She just kept thinking about it over the week and decided it was something she had to do," said Ingram.

Coleman set up the party in a back room and hid it from the girls as they arrived. Volunteers made chocolate covered strawberries, cupcakes, and brought candy for the party.

Kiana Hughs, who has come to Granny's House since she was 12 said, "We were surprised."

"Without Granny's House I wouldn't have anywhere else to go as a second home, it's always been here for us."

 

 

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