Fowler Family Celebration of Love

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Willie H. Fowler’s daughter Tamara was supposed to get married. Due to unfortunate circumstances, the wedding was cancelled but that didn’t stop Tamara, Willie and his wife Carol from turning lemons into lemonade. Instead of lamenting or worrying, the Fowler family contacted the Hosea Feed the Hungry & Homeless organization. It took some convincing on their part that this was indeed not a joke, but that the family wanted to feed 200 homeless individuals and families from the Nicholas House, Peachtree & Pine and other shelters from around Atlanta. The convincing wasn’t that the Fowlers wanted to help but where they wanted to have their dinner. Villa Christina is an upscale restaurant and banquet space tucked away off of Ashford Dunwoody Rd. and on Sunday it hosted a seated dinner for those in need. Not only was a three course meal served but live entertainment set the lighthearted mood for the afternoon. Although the family was fairly tight lipped about what caused the wedding to be cancelled, the Fowlers are a good example of Atlantans helping their fellow citizens.  All photos in this post are copyright protected under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998.

 

Toni Washington (right) helps Navaeh Williams put on her makeup as they wait for the start of the first annual Fowler Family Celebration of Love at Villa Christina in Atlanta on Sunday, September 15, 2013.

Toni Washington (right) helps Navaeh Williams put on her makeup as they wait for the start of the first annual Fowler Family Celebration of Love at Villa Christina in Atlanta on Sunday, September 15, 2013.

 

Isreal Russell checks out the coy pond behind Villa Christina in Atlanta as she waits for the start of the first annual Fowler Family Celebration of Love on Sunday, September 15, 2013.

Isreal Russell checks out the coy pond behind Villa Christina in Atlanta as she waits for the start of the first annual Fowler Family Celebration of Love on Sunday, September 15, 2013.

 

Shantell Fallen (left) serves chicken salad croissants to David Fili, Christopher Ellis and Ariell Taylor as they wait for the start of the first annual Fowler Family Celebration of Love at Villa Christina in Atlanta on Sunday, September 15, 2013.

Shantell Fallen (left) serves chicken salad croissants to David Fili, Christopher Ellis and Ariell Taylor as they wait for the start of the first annual Fowler Family Celebration of Love at Villa Christina in Atlanta on Sunday, September 15, 2013.

 

Bre-Lon Waters (center) watches as Mya McMann pours him a cup of punch as they wait for the start of the first annual Fowler Family Celebration of Love at Villa Christina in Atlanta on Sunday, September 15, 2013.

Bre-Lon Waters (center) watches as Mya McMann pours him a cup of punch as they wait for the start of the first annual Fowler Family Celebration of Love at Villa Christina in Atlanta on Sunday, September 15, 2013.

 

Willie H. Fowler (center), his daughter Tamara and wife Carol (right) socialize with Elisabeth Omilami during the first annual Fowler Family Celebration of Love at Villa Christina in Atlanta on Sunday, September 15, 2013.

Willie H. Fowler (center), his daughter Tamara and wife Carol (right) socialize with Elisabeth Omilami during the first annual Fowler Family Celebration of Love at Villa Christina in Atlanta on Sunday, September 15, 2013.

 

Hezekiah Malit (left) and Robeson Williams wait for the start of the first annual Fowler Family Celebration of Love at Villa Christina in Atlanta on Sunday, September 15, 2013.

Hezekiah Malit (left) and Robeson Williams wait for the start of the first annual Fowler Family Celebration of Love at Villa Christina in Atlanta on Sunday, September 15, 2013.

 

Ottive Breedlove (bottom) climbs the stairs as she and others head to the banquet room at Villa Christina in Atlanta during the first annual Fowler Family Celebration of Love on Sunday, September 15, 2013.

Ottive Breedlove (bottom) climbs the stairs as she and others head to the banquet room at Villa Christina in Atlanta during the first annual Fowler Family Celebration of Love on Sunday, September 15, 2013.

 

Elisabeth Omilami speaks to guests during the first annual Fowler Family Celebration of Love at Villa Christina in Atlanta on Sunday, September 15, 2013.

Elisabeth Omilami speaks to guests during the first annual Fowler Family Celebration of Love at Villa Christina in Atlanta on Sunday, September 15, 2013.

 

Demarcus Miller (center) peers through the back of his chair during the first annual Fowler Family Celebration of Love at Villa Christina in Atlanta on Sunday, September 15, 2013.

Demarcus Miller (center) peers through the back of his chair during the first annual Fowler Family Celebration of Love at Villa Christina in Atlanta on Sunday, September 15, 2013.

 

Dressed as MeeMee the Clown, Kathy Lawson entertains over 30 children during the first annual Fowler Family Celebration of Love at Villa Christina in Atlanta on Sunday, September 15, 2013.

Dressed as MeeMee the Clown, Kathy Lawson entertains over 30 children during the first annual Fowler Family Celebration of Love at Villa Christina in Atlanta on Sunday, September 15, 2013.

 

Alecea Housworth dances during the first annual Fowler Family Celebration of Love at Villa Christina in Atlanta on Sunday, September 15, 2013.

Alecea Housworth dances during the first annual Fowler Family Celebration of Love at Villa Christina in Atlanta on Sunday, September 15, 2013.

 

Marvin Perkins Jr. (left), A.W. Franklin and Albert Williams are served salads by Thomas Prince Jr. during the first annual Fowler Family Celebration of Love at Villa Christina in Atlanta on Sunday, September 15, 2013.

Marvin Perkins Jr. (left), A.W. Franklin and Albert Williams are served salads by Thomas Prince Jr. during the first annual Fowler Family Celebration of Love at Villa Christina in Atlanta on Sunday, September 15, 2013.

 

Marvin Perkins Jr. (left) is passed salad dressing as he eats lunch with A.W. Franklin and Albert Williams during the first annual Fowler Family Celebration of Love at Villa Christina in Atlanta on Sunday, September 15, 2013.

Marvin Perkins Jr. (left) is passed salad dressing as he eats lunch with A.W. Franklin and Albert Williams during the first annual Fowler Family Celebration of Love at Villa Christina in Atlanta on Sunday, September 15, 2013.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5 Comments

on “Fowler Family Celebration of Love
5 Comments on “Fowler Family Celebration of Love
  1. Dear Fowlers,

    Thank you for such graciousness to your community. Having been homeless for an extended period of time, I just burst with joy at the news of your gathering.

    Shilo Rives

  2. That is a true blessing! May God continue to bless that family & the families they touched. Also, I would love to volunteer next year.

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