We salute the brides, we honor the new babies, but I’m actually most excited about a new salute we have initiated at Silver Barn this year. We are saluting the graduating Seniors of Columbus High, as well as the other area high schools – Rice and Weimar High School.
Midway through our first year at Silver Barn my daughter graduated from TCU and began her own apparel boutique called Velvet Frog. Since we weren’t sure what the girls in Columbus might be interested in, Cydney formed a Velvet Frog Teen Board to give her input as to what she might want to carry. Those girls are now graduating from high school, Velvet Frog offers the best in apparel for high school to, well, everyone, and Silver Barn is starting our fourth year in business! Needless to say, these girls have special meaning. We will continue our Senior Girl Gift Registry, we will love all the girls who come in and excitedly put together a list of things they’d like to receive for graduation, but the class of 2011 will hold a special place in our heart.
Our seasonal tree features the Columbus Cardinal ornament which benefits the Columbus Booster club as well as ornaments representing the colleges of their choice. Below the tree we have filled the table and surrounding area with an array of goodies all college bound girls need to help keep them organized and ready for the beginning of a new era in their life. Each girl registered also has a frame ornament in the tree with their name, college, degree plan and career plan included. While you may not be able to read the small frames, we put them there as a symbol of pride. We are sending out into the world some wonderful young ladies and we hope each and every one achieves all their dreams.