Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN

Lifestyles

November 17, 2008

Wooden's Apple Barn welcomes local visitors

Elizabeth Fletcher House residents enjoyed a trip to Wooden’s Apple Barn Friday, Oct. 17. The Wooden family tends over 18 varieties of apples on almost 100 acres. Oren Wooden's father planted the first apple tree over a half-century ago. The apple house operates August through November with apples, pumpkins, cider, homemade pies, donuts, souvenirs and crafts.

The drive from Pleasant Hill to Dayton Mountain was beautiful, and the residents loved every minute of it. While visiting the Apple Barn, the residents took a tour and sampled some of the apple goodies. After their visit, they stopped off to enjoy a nice picnic lunch at the park before heading back home to Pleasant Hill. Their experience that day is best captured in a poem written by Fletcher House resident Berwyn Coovert.

Elizabeth Fletcher House is Uplands Retirement Village’s assisted living facility, offering 34 single occupancy rooms and 10 double occupancy rooms with health care staff on duty 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Uplands Retirement Village is a nonprofit continuing care community located in Pleasant Hill.

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