Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN

Lifestyles

September 9, 2013

Pleasant Hill Ramblings: Silent auction benefits Alzheimer's organization

CROSSVILLE — There have been purple flamingos sighted in various yards around Pleasant Hill this past month. A note was left at the door of the domicile these 10 colorful birds “landed” in front of explaining what to do if you are “flocked” by these wild and crazy birds. A donation of any amount got the flamingos removed. If you wanted to designate where next they should fly, then $30 was expected. They do not leave a mess in the grass nor do they have to be fed, except by supporting the Uplands /Pleasant Hill (UPH) Alzheimer’s Committee. The second annual Alzheimer’s Tennessee Plateau Walk was held in Crossville Sept. 7 at Central Baptist Church, with 21 walkers from the Pleasant Hill area participating. Last year, the UPH team raised the largest amount of money: $6,019.73.

The Plateau Alzheimer’s Walk opened at registration with entertainment by Carrie Hassler, bluegrass/country performing artist, at Central Baptist Church on Main St. in Crossville. The walk began at 11 a.m. with a parade of baby carriages, strollers, walkers, pets, people in wheel chairs and aided with walkers as they circled the church several times to approximate a mile. The participants and volunteers were from Cumberland and Fentress counties.

Other entertainment was provided by the Caney Fork Bluegrass Band. All walkers with donations of $25 or more received a free pass to a Tennessee Technological University football game and those with more than $50 received a T-shirt. Sponsors of the Plateau Walk were Arbys, the Crossville Chronicle, the Fentress Courier and Cumberland Medical Center. The money raised stays in East Tennessee to help fund local programs.

The Uplands/Pleasant Hill Committee will be collecting funds until Oct. 7 through Joy Taylor at the Uplands Village office in Heritage Hall. A silent auction will be held Saturday, Sept. 14, from 9 a.m. to noon inside the Pleasant Hill Community House. Secret bids will be made and deposited in canisters for each item. The person offering the highest amount when the auction closes will successfully win the item. To date the offerings, which are handcrafted or homemade, include Vermont maple syrup, greeting cards, peanut clusters, beaded medallion earrings and a Lakota Sioux beaded medallion and earrings, Karter’s health breads, a Shaker peg rack, fudge, set of place mats, apricot bread, set of three baskets, Christmas table runner, New York cheese cake, hand woven scarf and a small wall hanging. Others may be added.

Alzheimer’s Tennessee, Inc. was founded in 1983 by a small group of East Tennessee families. Today, the 501(c)(3) non-profit organization still governed by a local board of directors advocates for top research initiatives and provides services to the more than 22,000 individuals and families facing Alzheimer’s disease and dementia in East Tennessee and the Cumberlands. With offices in Knoxville and Cookeville, Alzheimer’s Tennessee, Inc. serves Cumberland and 25 other counties from Putnam in the west to Hancock in the northeast part of the state. They provide family support, offer community and professional education, advocate for the needs and rights of those with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, as well as research for its prevention, cure, and treatment.

An Alzheimer’s caretaker support group meets here in Pleasant Hill the second Thursday of every month at 10 a.m. in Heritage Hall of Uplands Village. For more information, contact Alzheimer committee chair Shirley Berry at 277-5753.

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