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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Celebrating 90 Years - Tipton Home Homecoming

For 90 years Tipton Home (a children's home) served children who have been orphaned, obandoned, neglected, and abused.  Over 3,000 children have been at Tipton Home during those 90 years.  This past Saturday, a celebration was help to remember all of those years.

These "Hollywood Hills" type letters were lit up and displayed outside the cafeteria for the weekend. It's a beautiful sight to see, especially at night!
Just as the front of the administration building has four columns, these columns represent that building.  It made a great  focal point for the stage.
"Alumni Stars" was the theme for this years' Homecoming. Wooden clapboards were on each side of the stage to serve as photo backdrops.  Many alumni had their pictures taken in front of them.
 Oscar-themed centerpieces were on the tables on top of red runners.
A big red door symbolized the entrance into something very special.  Rope holders were lining the red carpet.
A special celebration required special touches, such as these imprinted napkins.
  The napkins will be kept as a special reminder for many who came to enjoy the special day.
 Clapboards were inserted into little stands to be used for centerpieces, as well.
The organizer of this event is Anita Davis. She and her husband, Charles, have been at Tipton Home for 47 years!  They will be retiring from full time work soon, so they were given a special award for their service.  Anita knows more about Tipton Home than anyone.  I'm not sure anyone loves it more than she does, either.  A special lady - a special couple.  They have been a blessing to others for all of these years.
My husband, Joe, was announced as the new Director for Tipton Home.  He loves Tipton Home, as well, and has spent 35 of his 50 years either living at or working for Tipton Home.  He will do a great job and lead by example.  Please pray for him in this new endeavor.

Alumni, you are the stars in our minds.  We hope that you enjoyed your weekend at Tipton and visiting Tipton Home. We hope to see you back next year!


Wa Wa Waughs said...

Congrats to Joe and to you for a beautiful display!

Lori said...

Thank you! Everyone seemed to enjoy the extra special decorations! The 90th year needed to be special! :) Now I better start thinking about the 100th year!!!

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