TEMPLETON — Courtney’s House had its Holiday Open house this past Sunday. According to its website, Courtney’s House is dedicated to providing young adults with developmental disabilities a safe, supportive, individualized environment where they will be exposed to and encouraged in areas of vocational, life and social skills, along with enrichment opportunities, so they may realize their full personal potential.
There were raffle tickets for sale, calendars and most notable were the original paintings and holiday cards that were made by one of the interns, Leslie.
“She’s our little entrepreneur,” said Fig at Courtney’s House owner Chris Dillow.
When asked to describe her work Leslie said, “As you can see, it’s really cheerful. We have some great cards — they’re $4. I made the cards because we like to make crafts here at Courtney’s House and it goes with a great painting, you know makes it more cheerful. It comes from the heart as well.”
There was also buffet of “made from scratch” salads, cookies and fudge. Wine was served for $5 a glass and when one considers the wines, ie. Golden Triangle’s Syrah and Cabernet and Bodegas 2009 Solea, it was the best deal in town.
“Fig at Courtney’s House” is the result of a unique partnership between Fig Good Food restaurant and Courtney’s House and provides a community-based job training program for the adults they serve.