Pilot Club Hosts
"A Walk to Remember," Thursday Night
by: Bobby McDonald
The Sulphur Springs Pilot Club hosted their annual "A Walk to Remember," benefitting Terrific Tuesdays and raising awareness for Alzheimers Disease, on Thursday night, at the Gardens at Memorial. The annual walk is to highlight the need for research in finding a cure and to help fund the local support for caregivers that is provided by the Terrific Tuesdays Outreach Program.
Marilyn Holt Joyce McDonald
Monica Littlefield welcomed those present and Marilyn Holt, President of Pilot Club, gave brief remarks about this being the 91st Birthday of the U.S. Pilot Club and the 28th year that the Pilot Club had been a force in our local community. She then introduced Joyce McDonald, who gave a brief description of the Terrific Tuesdays Program and thanked everyone for their continued support.
Chris Beech, one of the original founders of the Terrific Tuesdays Program, was the keynote speaker and she spoke briefly about the awesome responsibility that caregivers for Alzheimers patients have. Using the moniker C-A-R-E-G-I-V-E-R, she told the group that those chosen to be an Alzheimers Caregiver were truly entrusted by God to fulfill a vital role in our society.
Chris Beech, Keynote Speaker
Vendor booths lined the walkway, with the following participants: Carriage House Manor, Sunny Springs Nursing and Rehab, Rock Creek Health and Rehab, Sulphur Springs Health and Rehab, Whispering Pines of Winnsboro, Brentwood Terrace Healthcare and Rehab, Hospice at Memorial, Odyssey Hospice, Encompass Home Health, At Home Healthcare, Hearts Way Hospice of Winnsboro, Hunt Regional Medical Center Behavioral Health Unit, Vibrant Home Health, SS Senior Citizens Center, Visiting Angels, Jordan Health Services, Angels Care Home Health, Legacy Hospice, Wesley House, Hospice +, and Angel Alert HSS Home System Security Systems.
It was announced that through special fundraising efforts, Mini-Walks, Bake Sales, and Quilt Raffles, that over $11,229.00 had been raised to benefit the operation of Terrific Tuesdays in the coming year. Carriage House Manor raised the most money to win the Spirit Award, with $3933.00. Second Place was awarded to Sunny Springs Nursing Home, and third place was awarded to Wesley House-Wesley Oaks.
Sheila Tanton was the lucky winner of the beautiful quilt that was drawn from the raffle.
A final lap around the walkway was made and the candlelight ceremony ended the program.
"A Hope for A Cure!!!"