FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 5/9/2022
Contact: Mary Anne Oglesby-Sutherly, 615-675-4345 or 936-554-4615
GALLATIN, TENNESSEE—Local community leaders are preparing themselves to be dunked in water during the sixth annual "Dunking for Dementia" event benefiting The Veranda, the flagship program of Veranda Ministries. The event begins at 9 a.m., Saturday, June 4 at The Veranda, located at 650 Nashville Pike in Gallatin. Cost is $5 per throw.
An outreach supported by Impact Fellowship Church in Gallatin, The Veranda is a respite activity program that helps meet the needs of senior adults and their families who are affected by Alzheimer’s Disease, dementia and other issues of the aging process. Activities are provided a few hours a day, three days a week to allow families much-needed respite time to take care of other family needs.
Dunk tank participants include Katlyn Clifton, CT&M Gallatin; Julie Crawford, Aveanna Healthcare; Sue Duffield, Sue Duffield Ministries; Rob Novell, Charles Novell School of Music; Damar Noecker, Veranda Family; Todd Parrish, Welch College and Impact Fellowship; Richard Patterson, Preferred Care at Home; Amanda Spencer, Legacy Village Hendersonville; Annie West, The Hearth Hendersonville; and Debbie Catron, Veranda Family.
Guests may enjoy refreshments by Knox Dough, a food truck serving edible cookie dough and rolled ice cream.
“‘Dunking for Dementia’ has become a favorite event for our respite program. It’s always fun when our local businesses join in supporting the community. This event is a wonderful opportunity for people to get outside, enjoy some fresh air and a little spirited competition—all in the name of helping support our respite program,” Mary Anne Oglesby-Sutherly, executive director of Veranda Ministries, said.
“We’re looking forward to another day filled with good friends and fun,” she said. “Our ‘dunkees’ are wonderful supporters of The Veranda, and I can’t thank them enough for volunteering their time to help raise money for our activity program.”
Proceeds from "Dunking for Dementia" go to The Veranda. Donations for the dunking booth can be made online by clicking here. For more information, contact Mary Anne Oglesby-Sutherly at 615-675-4345 or 936-554-4615.