Site donated for Butterfly House

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

The Butterfly House, a recovery home for women, moved a step closer thanks to the generosity of Gerald and Feggie Bebout who donated a 1-1/2 acre lot in the Lost Cane area.

Laura Oldham (left) accepts the deed to property site for the future Butterfly House donated by Gerald and Feggie Bebout. (Town Crier photo/Revis Blaylock)

Laura Oldham, along with co-founder Danna Deaton, expressed their appreciation for the lot.

It is located on County Road 390 and was originally the home place of Feggie's aunt, Lorine Veach Fincher.

The Bebouts purchased the lot with plans to build but moved to Manila instead and have had the lot for about six years.

"I think this is something my family would approve of," Feggie said.

Oldham said the Butterfly house is in the fundraising mode.

"We have good support and have four women on the waiting list," Laura said. "The house plans are being drawn. The lot has two large trees. It is a heavenly place. It is peaceful and will make a good location for the Butterfly House. We have to be patient. We want to remain debt free so we are working at it as we can. We have pledges and support and we do appreciate it."

An account has been set up at southern Bancorp or donations can be sent to P.O. Box 1122, Leachville, AR 72438.

"We have a future home site," Laura said. "It is getting closer every day. It was a vision, now it is becoming a reality. It is an extremely exciting progress to see how God's hand is working bringing things together."

There is a volunteer board working with Deaton and Oldham to help bring the project into place.

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