While 6-year-old Phoenix Rich was (and still is) courageously battling Fanconi Anemia and recovering from a recent bone marrow transplant, 136 children and adults gathered at Pickett County K-8 School last Saturday morning to walk 1 mile for Phoenix’s Fight. Phoenix’s Fight is an effort to assist in the relief of mounting expenses due to Phoenix’s long recovery period away from home in Cincinnati,Ohio. Phoenix’s Fight 1 Mile Kids Fun Run/Walk was sponsored and organized by Pickett Care & Rehabilitation Center. Other sponsors included Climax Spring Water and B&K Bi-Rite. Also, graciously contributing to the cause with gifts and assistance were Reggie’s Manufacturing, Byrdstown Dairy Queen, Pickett Farm Supply, Kyle Brown, Colene Nuszbaum, Cadle and Margaret Asberry, Bobbie McGinnis, Bro. Paul and Betty Simpson, and Walnut Grove Church in Albany, KY. Special Thanks to Pickett County Sheriff’s Department and Pickett County Highway Department for helping make the event safe and successful. Congratulations to all the participants. Your efforts successfully helped raise $3420.00 for Phoenix’s Fight. For more information regarding Fanconi Anemia please see www.fanconi.com.
A Special Thank You to Daniel Carolyn Smith, Ron Beaty, Keith Parrott, Harlan Jones, Darrell Huddleston, Wayne Huddleston, JC Flowers, Larry Craig, Butch Smith, Lowell Winningham, Chris Thompson, and Terry Ford for bringing their vehicles for our Car Show!
A Special Thank You to Jason Griffith, Elvis Tribute Artist, for the amazing show!
During this important time of year, Mother’s Day, we celebrate our wonderful mothers. A Mother’s Day Social was held on May 10, 2013 to honor the amazing ladies we are blessed to serve each day! Our family, along with families of our Mothers, joined together for afternoon refreshments and presentation of a flower to each Mother. A Special Recognition to our Oldest Mother, Opal McMillian, and our Youngest Mother, Sue Ratliff, whom each received a Certificate of Honor and bouquet of flowers. It was an honor for us here at PCR to help celebrate an amazing group of ladies! A Special Thank You to Dale Hollow Designs & Gifts for the beautiful flowers!
Blue Bells Mary Ferguson, Sue Ratliff, and Betty Simpson enjoyed a day full of excitement! We began the day with visiting PWP Greenhouse picking out flowers and vegetables for our Home’s garden. We then stopped in at the Alvin C. York Grist Mill for a picnic lunch and a time filled with laughs while enjoying the playground, beautiful weather, and the breathtaking waterfall.
The KY Derby came to Byrdstown on Thursday May 2nd! Elders prepared for our very own race, making horses, transforming the dining room into our racetrack, and getting decked out in their favorite Derby hat. The celebration ended with the crowning of our KY Derby Winners! 1st place Sue Ratliff, 2nd place Regina McCarthy, and 3rd place Mary Ferguson.
Thank You once again, to our amazing volunteers whom selflessly contribute their time to our Home! We recognized and honored our volunteers with a luncheon on Thursday, April 25, 2013, presenting them with a gift and certificate, a small token of our appreciation. Also, a Special Thank You to Bailey and Brianna Amonett for their awesome performance during the luncheon. Everyone enjoyed a great meal, music, and fellowship.