Saturday, June 14th, was an excellent welcome to Summer for the residents of Pitman Manor. The weather was perfect for Pitman Manor's 11th Annual Classic Car Show and Picnic. Proceeds of the event went towards the United Methodist Home's Fellowship Fund. The UMH Fellowship Fund assists the residents to pay for their care when they have exhausted their resources.
Food, entertainment, goodie bags, bake sales, resident judging and trophies were all available at this celebration. The car show and picnic could not have happened without the helping hand of volunteers and sponsors. The event was sponsored in part by George's Auto Body. Logan Volunteer Fire Company provided hoagies, chips, pretzels and beverages. Inspira Health Network was gracious enough to sponsor the content of the goodie bags.
This free event was held from 11:00 am until 3:00 pm with an award show at 2:30 pm. Over 100 cars were registered. The parking lot was full of classic cars farther than the eyes could see. Cars were displayed that were driving the streets in the early 1920's. It was a beautiful experience to see others take pride of their collection. It was also entertaining to hear stories about Drive-In movie theaters, first dates, first cars, the first ride home from the hospital with a new born and the most interesting myth of gas being less than a dollar!
Pam Mezis, Pitman Manor's Director of Marketing explained, "Our goal once again in hosting the car show is to give our residents and their families an opportunity to spend time together. The car owners enjoy showing off their vehicles and nothing brings people together quicker than swapping car stories and memories. It's wonderful to spend time with Dad or Grand-dad."
Psychologist and physicians are discovering the correlation between senior citizens that are surrounded by items, entertainment and a general feeling of nostalgia with the positive progression and regression among said population.
Pitman Manor is a non-profit United Methodist Home. They offer many services to the residents which include and are not limited to ; residential living, assisted living, assisted living plus, memory support, respite care, short-term rehabilitation, skilled nursing, and hospice. Their mission is, " to provide quality and caring services to senior men and women in a Christian community." For more information about this facility please visit here or call 856-589-7800 .