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The new gardens at Metairie Manor were doused with a very potent fertilizer – holy water – during their June 4 dedication to the memory of Thomas Perkins Sr., who served for 31 years as the first executive director of Christopher Homes.
Residents were outside enjoying more than just the sunshine on a recent May day at Metairie Manor. Pat Bibeau, with her dog Lucy beside her, was watering the dianthus, verbena, petunias, roses and other flowers that she planted in the newly installed raised flowerbeds.
Starting June 1, residents will begin moving into the newly built St. Bernard Manor in Meraux.
The rebirth of the independent living site is another sign of St. Bernard Parish’s return from Hurricane Katrina, considering the three apartment buildings that once comprised St. Bernard Manor I, II and III – a fixture since the 1980s – were flooded with 12 feet of water from Katrina and put out of commission.