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The 2021 ‘Walk to Remember’ Fundraising Walk Reaches Its Goal for Terrific Tuesdays!

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This year’s turnout of walkers enjoyed beautiful weather, good music and great fellowship!
The location raising the most money was Wesley House and Wesley Oaks, with a total of $2500 and represented by Activities Director Talisha Turner (at left) Coming in a close second was the Sulphur Springs Senior Citizens Center which collected $2300 and was represented by Director Karon Weatherman. The Community Spirit Award was earned by the employees of Saputo Foods again this year!

The 2021 “Walk to Remember” Alzheimer’s Walk was held on a beautiful morning in the heart of our town, on Celebration Plaza. The annual event is the only Fundraiser for the Terrific Tuesdays program with 100% of the funds raised going directly to the continuation of the program. Terrific Tuesdays is a Respite Care Program for anyone with Alzheimer’s , Dementia, Senility, Stroke and any other type of Brain Injuries.  Tammi Reardon and her very caring group of Volunteers take care of these participants while their caregivers can have a day off to run errands or just have some time to themselves. 

According to Tammy Reardon, “our goal today in our  beautiful Celebration Plaza in Downtown Sulphur Springs is to pause and remember friends and loved ones affected by Alzheimer’s disease and any of these other brain related illnesses.

We want to Thank everyone who sponsored the T-Shirts, bought t-shirts, donated money, gift cards, bought raffle tickets or donated money to the walk. 

The patchwork quilt made by members of The Quilt Guild also helped raise money for Terrific Tuesdays

Thank you to the Quilt Guild for making and donating a beautiful quilt again this year for our Raffle.  If you have not purchased a raffle ticket and would like to ..  Please do so at this time. They are $1 each or $10 for 15 tickets,with the drawing at the end of the walk.

I would also like to take this opportunity to thank Don Waddle for providing the music and sound system for this morning, and Enola Gay Mathews of KSST Radio for being our emcee again this year. 

We would like everyone to make at least 1 lap around the square together while we remember the ones we have lost and the ones who are currently dealing with this horrible disease.”  

Following a word of prayer by FUMC Reverend Ed Lantz and the playing of the National Anthem, the Walk began with attendees making leisurely laps around the walking track of Celebration Plaza.

Tammy continued,”your generosity and compassion of the Terrific Tuesdays program will allow us to continue to serve those families in our community that are facing memory loss.  We have surpassed our goal again this year for Fundraising!!!   Every year a ‘Spirit Award’ is presented to the facility that was able to raise the most Money during the mini walk. 

 This year’s Spirit Award winner is :

WESLEY HOUSE WITH $2500.00

And coming in as a close 2nd is :

THE SENIOR CENTER with raising over $2300.00

The Community Spirit Award is for the business that raised the most money. 

This year the Community Spirit Award goes to:

SAPUTO $1000.00

Congratulations to these wonderful groups which will have Bragging Rights all year!

Raffle Winner of the Quilt is Pamela Johnson, a volunteer at Meal-a-Day. Pamela was not present because she was delivering her Meal-a-Day route to shut-in seniors! Seniors Center Director Karon Weatherman said she would take the quilt to Pamela.

As we conclude the 2021 “ A Walk To Remember” , I would like to say a special thank you to the City of Sulphur Springs  for allowing us to utilize to this beautiful square  for our walk.  Thank you to local media for covering our event today.

Please make sure to visit all the information booths here to learn about the different services offered in this area.

Thank you to all those that made this walk a success!”

Tammy thanked everyone who took part in the fundraising to keep Terrific Tuesdays going into 2022

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Author: Enola Gay

Has enjoyed working for KSST since 1989. Hosts the Good Morning Show with Enola Gay on weekday mornings from 6-9am, so 'start your day with Enola Gay'! Guest interviews during the Morning Show can also be seen in playback on Cable Channel 18 TV. Along with local country music fan Benny Potter, co-produces 1230 West, a Country and Western Swing radio show which airs weekly on Saturdays from 7-8am and repeats on Thursdays from 7-8pm. Also writes "At the Corral Gate", a column appearing weekly in The Millennium Shopper and in the Lifestyles section of ksstradio.com.

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