News > Area Designers Help Furnish the CIC Children’s Neighborhood!

DesignersThanks to great community support, the CIC Children’s Neighborhood is taking shape! Area interior designers have pitched in to help furnish the two homes that are nearing completion. The emergency shelter for abused, neglected and abandoned children and the first foster home will open soon and the entire community will be invited to the Neighborhood site for a House Warming and Ribbon Cutting on Sunday, December 9, 2007, 2:00 pm.

Ken Hair, Executive Director, Children in Crisis, commented, “I am truly amazed and very thankful for the great support from our community. The wonderful commitment from area interior designers and businesses has played a vital role in our progress. Just a few of the business that have helped us with the design, décor and furnishings of the first two homes are: Porter-Smith Designs, Inc., Infinity Flooring, Destin Lighting, Sugar Beach Interiors, Interior Detailers Inc., Shaw Industries, Dal-Tile, United Lighting and Supply Co., Cabinet Source, G & L Marble, Florida Bath & Surfaces, Gulf South Distributors, Americasmart, Palm Paper & Supply, W Design and Planning Group, Arts TV and Appliance, Independent Flooring, Lafayette Interior Fashions, Corporate Design Systems, Leigh Wright Interior Design, Inc. and many more. What a true community effort!”

Sharilyn Darnell, Past President of the CIC Board of Directors, came up with the idea of involving the design experts of our community and called on Kelly Porter-Smith of Porter-Smith Designs. Kelly formed the committee of designers who are also dedicated to helping with CIC’s vision of providing homes and establishing hope to the children in crisis of our community.

Mack Gay, President of the CIC Board of Directors pointed out, “The Children’s Neighborhood and all we’re doing for the children of our community wouldn’t have been possible without the complete support of our area businesses! From the very start, we’ve had help with the site preparation, infrastructure and construction. We are truly blessed by their efforts!”

Pictured in Photo: Brittney Welsh, Sugar Beach Interiors Inc., Robin Lowrey, Sugar Beach Interiors, Inc., Kathy Fyock, Destin Lighting, Glenda King, Interior Detailers Inc., Leisa Johnson, Infinity Flooring, Ashley Vogt, Corporate Design Systems, Mike King, Interior Detailers, Inc., Kelly Porter-Smith, Porter-Smith Designs, Inc. Leigh Wright, Leigh Wright Interior Design, Inc.