Henrietta Parram

 
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Henrietta Parram is our featured Ageless- Remarkable St. Louisan of the day! 

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Henrietta Parram, 80, volunteers as a “master gardener” in her North St. Louis neighborhood, creating community gardens, organizing beautification projects and sharing her love of gardening with others. She educates community members on the importance of eating fresh fruits and vegetables and provides hands-on instruction on how to grow food.

Henrietta perseveres daily as a volunteer with the Lewis Place Neighborhood and Foundation Park Neighborhood Associations to unite people, educate youth, and improve conditions and promote opportunities for everyone. In addition, she volunteers at Southside Wellness Center and in a neighborhood after school program for children, bringing along healthy snacks and offering tutoring and homework help for the children who affectionately call her “Mrs. Hen.” She has been a member of Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church for 71 years.