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Classic Cars for Classic Seniors – A trip down memory lane in support of Lonesome Pine School and Heritage Center – Coalfield.com

Residents of The Laurels Retirement and Assisted Dwelling House in Norton joined staff and Relations.......

Residents of The Laurels Retirement and Assisted Dwelling House in Norton joined staff and Relations for the 2nd annual Basic Automotives For conventional Seniors Current and Parade on Saturday, June 19. Drivers from Kingsport, Huge Stone Hole, Lebanon and all factors in between acquired here collectively To level out assist for the seniors.

Residents lined the driveway, waving as drivers steered their classic automobiles alongside the parade route. Songs of yesteryr from artists like Roy Orbison, Peggy Lee performed over the sound system as poodle-skirted staff provided current popcorn and registered votes for prime automobiles.

The event was co-sponsored by the Dan’l Boone Area Basic Car Membership of America and registration donations assist assist the Lonesome Pine School and Heritage Center (LPSHC.)

The LPSHC is a renovated Sears and Roebuck home turned museum in Huge Stone Hole which homes hundreds of historic pictures, books, paperwork, and memorabilia of the people and places of primarily Sensible County.

Cheryl Henry, Authorities Director of The Laurels, thanked everyone for coming and for conveying a smile to the resident’s faces. “We’re On A daily basis Looking for partaking actions for our residents, and this has been A very exhausting yr for us all.  I want to say our residents have been troopers by way of this time They typically deserve Definitely one of the biggest,” she said. “Seeing these automobiles convey again A lot of reminiscences for them and it’s a take pleasure inable event So as to add past our completely different choices.”

She additionally thanked The subsequent for offering their assist in making the day happen, Pepsi of Norton, photographer Bonnie Aker, Sturgill Funeral House, FitCon Graphics, and the Dan’l Boone Area Car Membership

Drivers have been dealt with to Moon Pies and R.C. colas And everyone had The prospect to take pleasure in a 1950’s themed lunch after the show.

“That is super,” said Garnett Gilliam The Laurel’s resident, space historian, And founding father of the Lonesome Pine School and Heritage Center. “It will get greater Yearly and it’s good to see the turnout.”

Winners took home trophies and the satisfaction that comes from assisting space seniors with A go to down reminiscence lane. Winners have been:

The Lonesome Pine School and Heritage Winner:  Cliff Hare, 1950 Ford Coupe

Dan’l Boone Area Automotive Membership Winner: Scott Napier, 69 Mercury Cougar

The Laurels’ Resident Selection Winner: Automotiveolyn South, 56 Chevy

The Laurels’ Staff Selection Winner: Stacy Potter, 57 Chevy Wagon

Better of Current: Ronald Dotson, 57 Thunderbird

Photographs BY BONNIE AKER