Article and photos submitted by Cortez Copher, James K. Polk DAR
On October 11, the National DAR Day of Service, the James K. Polk Chapter NSDAR surprised the residents of Peachtree Assisted Living with a “Pumpkin Painting Party.” Everyone who wanted to participate in painting a pumpkin was given a pumpkin, brush, and paints by DAR members who also assisted with the painting. Everyone who entered their pumpkin in the contest received a certificate and a prize. The pumpkins were later taken outside the front doors of the Peachtree and put among the fall decorations for all to enjoy.
October 11 marked the 129th anniversary of DAR. The National DAR Day of Service provides members with the opportunity to celebrate their Society’s founding by participating in volunteer activities in their local communities.
DAR members helping with the pumpkin painting party were:
Brenda Cunningham, Ann Garrett, Era Looney, and Cortez Copher, Regent.
The Peachtree Assisted Living has been owned by Mike Shepard since 2008.
Their goal is to provide person-centered care to the residents, while allowing them to remain as independent as possible. Crystal Burton, Activities Director,
said that it is more than a job- “We love taking care of our residents. They are our priority and this is their home.”