Food, music, entertainment, inflatables and singing was held for the residents at the Village last Friday from 5 to 8 p.m.
Music was provided by G 2:20, a group from Bethel Baptist Church. Hotdogs, drinks, popcorn and much more entertainment
Ed Stevens, executive director of the Village at Cook Springs, said they actually have two teams they are entering for the April 30 Relay for Life event in Pell City.
“Hopefully, a lot of people will come out tonight and raise some money for a good cause,” Stevens said. “Whatever we can raise is going to help.”
Sheryl Mulvehill is the Director of Marketing at The Village at Cook Springs and said the goal was $1,000 because they had never done this before.
“We were being conservative,” she said. “But with our dinner we had recently for our staff, we raised $900. Apparently, we set our goal a little low. This event raised $250 so right now, we have raised $1,150. This is so important to the residents here because everyone, some how, some way, has been affected by cancer.”
Larry King lives in Trussville and volunteers at The Village because his wife lives there after she fell and broke her back in three places. Last Friday, King spent time making balloon animals for the children in attendance.
“My wife is doing some better and this place means so much to me,” King said.
Angela Harrell is the team captain for The Village at Cook Springs Relay for Life team.
“We had a pretty good turnout,” Harrell said. “We’re just trying to raise money for the American Cancer Society. The Village is a great place to come and join family and friends and have a good time.”
Mindy Wills Allen is a RN and assistant director of nursing at The Village. She said this is a great idea to celebrate life and celebrate the residents at The Village at Cook Springs.
Angie Cobb is the director of nursing at The Village.
“This is wonderful,” Cobb said. “It gives our residents a chance to come out and do something wonderful for Relay for Life. It’s a great thing that The Village has decided to do this because it allows our residents to be part of something special.”