Malinda Shamburger- The Night of Stars

As part of my internship, I attended a talent show at The First Presbyterian Church. The young ladies from the Anne Elizabeth Shepherd home put on a top-notch talent show. For those not familiar with the Shepherd home, it is a residential program providing services for abused girls ages 7-17. The girls live on the campus and they also attend school there. There can be such a stigma attached to children that grow up in this type of environment.

What we have to remember is they are victims, and places like the Shepherd home is a safe haven for them. The Shepherd home has a long history in Columbus. In the 1800’s it served as an orphanage. Over the years, it has evolved to what it is today a home for young ladies.

Now back to the talent show, the girls had a wonderful time displaying their many talents. There were artists, a christian rapper, dancers, hula hoopers, etc.

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It is evident that the girls had a great time, but they were not the only ones. The members of First Presbyterian had a great time as well. What made the night special was that the girls got a chance to just be girls in the midst of old friends and new friends. I think the smiles on their faces tell a story of its own. Great job ladies, we cannot wait to see what you have for us next year!

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