Hip Chics Boutique, of 2668 Lewisville-Clemmons Rd in Clemmons, hosted an event on Saturday, June 25 honoring the memory of Caroline Farrell. Caroline passed away December 2, 2015, in a tragic automobile accident. Caroline, a beautiful, joyful and warm young woman, was employed at Hip Chics and was a member of the local community. Her life inspired the event, Celebrating Life in Clemmons, in memory of Caroline Farrell.
The event was an uplifting day spent celebrating Caroline with her family, the greater Clemmons Community, and her Hip Chics family. The day began with WBFJ and Susannah Cecil leading a yoga class demonstration. Hip Chics patrons received give-a-ways throughout the day. Highlights included a prayer and special words from Caroline’s mother, Kristina Farrell, and older brother, Michael.
Pat Gibson of the Epilepsy Foundation of North Carolina was in attendance and spoke of the prevalence of epileptic seizures, including those induced from repeated concussions. Caroline was diagnosed with epilepsy when she was 20 years old.
Beautycounter celebrated 16 heroic, inspirational and positive women who received well-deserved makeovers throughout the event. Pink Heals of the Triad arrived in their fabulous pink fire truck. Ronald McDonald’s Lemonade Stand and Sunset Slush refreshed the crowd.
Caroline’s cheerful personality and her embrace of her customers at Hip Chics, many of whom were children, inspired the incorporation of the following activities: Ruff Love Rescue dogs, story time for children and a poignant rendition of “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star” and “You are my Sunshine” from some of the children who knew her best. Caroline would have loved her community having a celebration at Hip Chics Boutique. Her loving spirit lives in us all.
Special thanks extended to Clemmons Food Pantry, Integrative Life Solutions, It’s All Yours, Imago Dei, Stagecoach Wellness, Steve the Food Guy, Davis Sign Co. and Ketchie Creek Bakery for joining in fellowship honoring some of the best of Clemmons for the honor and memory of Caroline Farrell.
The weather was beautiful, and the spirit of the day was enormously positive. The greater Clemmons community came out, and Caroline Farrell’s spirited life was celebrated.