At this year’s golf outing, one of the featured silent auction prizes was a basket entitled, “The Original Singing Nun.” Beautifully wrapped in the basket were two books written by Julie Andrews, whom you may recall portrayed Maria Von Trapp who was truly an “original” singing nun. In addition to the books, there was: The Sound of Music 50th anniversary DVD and CD and the Julie Andrews Broadway CD. Some of the items were autographed by Ms. Andrews, who also thoughtfully included an autographed picture from her iconic opening scene in The Sound of Music. Rounding out the basket was a lovely sweatshirt and a hat and tote with her insignia.
The basket was arranged by our 2017 golf honorees, Vicki and Joe Ferrara. The Little Sisters were delighted to have such a unique item for the silent auction. Before the evening began, the Sisters, in order to show their thanks to Ms. Andrews, had their picture taken around the basket. This picture was delivered to Ms. Andrews by Vicki Ferrara with the enthusiastic appreciation of the Little Sisters.
This week, each of the Sisters who appeared in the photo that was sent to Ms. Andrews, received a copy of that photo from Ms. Andrews; this time containing the phrase “With Love, Julie Andrews.”
We are most appreciative of the support shown to the Little Sisters by Ms. Andrews and for Vicki and Joe Ferrara for making it all possible.