This year's winter retreat was in Savannah, Georgia. We chose to retreat in Savannah because of it's rich history, warm weather, and southern hospitality. Before beginning our retreat, mentors and mentees first participated in community service at The Door of Hope Christian Church where they organized and sealed holiday cards.
Our first stop in Savannah was the City Market. The City Market is at the heart of Savannah's historic district and features many unique shops, specialty eateries, performing musicians, and art galleries featuring local works.
Savannah has a host of southern eateries but the unanimous dining choice was Sisters of The New South. Denita, an employee of 7 years at Sisters, was so gracious as to tell us the rich history of the popular soul food eatery. Sisters was founded by 8 sisters and 2 brothers as a small soul food resturant that has now expanded into a franchise that includes two Savannah locations and another location in Atlanta, Georgia. We dined at the flagship location and enjoyed southern comfort foods like macaroni and cheese, butter beans, turkey wings, fried chicken, corn beef hash, cabbage, corn bread, and the best string beans we've ever tasted.
After enjoying a great meal, it was time for Secret Santa where we all exchanged gifts by playing the game "White Elephant." In the game, each player gets to choose a gift but can also choose to take another persons gifts. Overall, it was obvious that our gift giving was more about entertaining each other than receiving!
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