Cookbook to benefit Butterfly House

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

A Group of women who enjoy exercising early in the morning with the founder of The Butterfly House, Danna Deaton, brainstormed about how they could join forces to help The Butterfly House.

A group of friends have created a cookbook to benefit the Butterfly House. Pictured are, from left: Robin Adams, Teresa Eastin, Angel Farmer, Christie Baugher, and Brooke Aguilar. (Town Crier photo/Yvonne Hernandez)

The Butterfly House is a nonprofit, faith-based, recovery center for women. A site has been donated by a local family and plans are underway to build a home.

Deaton has had a good response from the area and is looking forward to seeing the dream become a reality.

The exercising group came up with the idea of developing a cookbook. Their mission started in September with a goal to try and get the books produced in time for Christmas.

The cover of the Butterfly House cookbook was designed by Brooke Aguilar, Manila elementary art teacher.

The idea was well received throughout the county and they collected over 450 recipes. The group commended everyone for contributing recipes. Without the contributions this book would not have been possible, a spokesperson said.

Brooke Aguilar, art teacher at Manila Public Schools, designed the cover.

The books are selling for $15 and can be purchased from any of the women or they will be placed in various businesses throughout Manila.

Earlier in the year a dinner and auction was held and a 5K run, all to benefit the Butterfly House. Deaton meets with churches and civic organizations when she is invited and has been well received throughout the area.

The proceeds from the sale of the cookbook will go to the Butterfly House. The books will make excellent Christmas gifts. Also, the purchase of the cookbooks will help in creating a place that can give back lives and help women break free from the bondage of addictive behavior.

Deaton pointed out there is not a recovery center for women in Mississippi County. There will be no charge to the women who enter the recovery program.

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