Summer Bash, a Grand Slam event – The Greenville Advocate


This Saturday’s Summer Bash at the Edge Theater in Greenville was a grand slam for Crystal Philpot. She coordinated the event to help raise funds and awareness for the Greenville Animal Shelter and the Healing Hearts to Resilience organization led by Karen Sullins.

With the success of this first celebration, Philpot plans to make it an annual event for the community, attracting more local businesses and vendors.

Several events were planned for the Saturday shindig. There was a rock wall, face paint, and basketball shots, to name a few.

The cake walk was a delicious success. Cakes, brownies and cupcakes, all donated by locals, were the hit of the day. People like Meagan Cook and Leanne Lynch donated their baked goods; as well as Camellia Bakery and the Baked Potato Company.

Greenville Police and Fire Department pulled out a few vehicles for people to inspect.

Pastor John Girdley of First Baptist Church located at 212 Fort Dale Road came to share a good cause and lots of fun.

Karen Sullins was tenting for the Healing Hearts to Resilience organization she founded 10 years ago.

Not only do they have an office in Luverne, Healing Hearts also has an office in Honoraville.

Their customers like the peace and the countryside. “They really like being in the country,” Sullins said.

They feel safe there, far from the hustle and bustle of a big city.

Healing Hearts has contracts with several municipal and county offices. They offer advice to first responders; such as police officers, sheriff’s deputies and emergency personnel.

The event raised about $230 for the organization, but with the green light for next year, Philpot hopes to raise even more money.

Several bags of dog and cat food were donated, along with new toys for fur babies from the Greenville Animal Shelter.

If you need the services of the Healing Hearts organization, you can read a full list of everything they offer at You can also contact Healing Hearts to Resiliency by mail at PO Box 115, Highland Home, Alabama 36041, or by email at [email protected] Their phone number is (334)320-1449. They can also be contacted via their Facebook page.

Sullins can be reached at [email protected]

The Greenville Animal Shelter is located at 1310 E. Commerce Street in Greenville, phone (334) 382-7806. They are also on Facebook.

Greenville’s First Baptist Church is located at 212 Fort Dale Road in Greenville. Their phone number is (334) 382-5892. They can also be found on Facebook.


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