Gardens celebrates high ranking among assisted living facilitiesBy Emily Beckett Published 2:47pm Tuesday, February 12, 2013
The Gardens of Clanton Assisted Living held its first Gardens Princess Pageant with residents on Tuesday morning, followed by a plaque presentation recognizing the facility for ranking seventh in the top 10 assisted living facilities in Alabama.
Kay Miller was named Gardens Princess, and her court included Betty Cunningham, first alternate; Billie Cole, second alternate; Jeanette Felkins, third alternate; Betty Smith, Miss Congeniality; and Henry Cole, Mr. Sweetheart.
Doyle and Cunningham were crowned the 2013 Valentine’s King and Queen, respectively.
Jacques Jarry, CEO of The Gardens of Clanton – a member of the Great Oaks Management Assisted Living Communities – presented Gardens Administrator Vickie Moseley with a plaque commemorating the facility’s earning a spot in the top 10 assisted living facilities chosen by Assisted Living Today.
“We thank everybody for always supporting The Gardens and everything we do,” Moseley said.
SunCrest Home Health Administrator J. Lee presented Moseley and her staff with a separate plaque to mark their accomplishments.
Jarry said Moseley’s dedication to her residents and staff is reflected in the facility and its high ranking among 300 other facilities statewide.
“I think she’s all in,” Jarry said. “Vickie has a lot of passion for what she does.”
Moseley recognized and thanked her employees for their contributions to the facility: Elvie Patterson, activity director; Kimberly Headley, med room supervisor; Mary Clackler, head cook; Sabrina Headley, R.A.; Etelka Rogers, R.A.; Janice Blake, R.A.; Susi Harrison, R.A.; Linda Abbott, R.A.; Jimmy Johnson, maintenance; Beverly Harper, R.A.; and Teressa Dennis, R.A.
Chilton County Probate Judge Bobby Martin, Circuit Court Clerk Glenn McGriff and Judge Rhonda Hardesty attended the plaque presentation, along with Kara Hunt of Gentiva Hospice and Frankie Clark of SunCrest.
Mara Tierce and her staff at Southern Care Hospice coordinated the pageant, and evening gowns were donated by Frou Frou Frocks.
Cosmetology students under the instruction of Tracey Minor at LeCroy Career Technical Center did residents’ hair, makeup and nails for the pageant.
Peach Queens Makenzie Ray and Hannah Tierce assisted with the pageant.
Pinedale Gardens provided flowers and balloons for Tuesday’s celebration.
Moseley gave every resident a carnation and box of candy. Residents’ family and friends were invited to attend the Valentine’s celebration.
Gary McKee provided the day’s musical entertainment.