Good Times: First Evening At Old Mill Pond Held

May 30, 2009


Cntury Care Center kicked off a planned concert series “An Evening at Century’s Ole Mill Pond” Friday afternoon, hoping to make it a regular community event.

ole-mill-pond-42.jpgThe concert series was fashioned after Pensacola’s Evening in Old Seville Square, CCC Director Don Ripley said. The Century event featured free live entertainment with the sounds of soul, rhythm and blues  from The Sensational Tones of Joy.

“We felt that since Century has lost so much recently in the closing of our last school, Century Elementary, and our Escambia County court annex, that we needed to do something to bring the community together,” Ripley said. “What better way than to have a free concert, an open house, with food and art vendors to bring the community together with our most cherished assets, our mothers and fathers, grandmothers and grandfathers that have given us so much to be thankful for, all from the Century, Jay, Flomaton and Atmore areas.”

The event took place behind Century Care Center at the Ole Mill Pond, a new pond fully stocked with fish for the enjoyment of the nursing home residents. The pond was built to allow Century care residents to get outside, build their immune systems and stimulate their minds and bodies. The pond was built with a grant from the Agency For Health Care Administration.

For a complete photo gallery from the event, click here.

Pictured above and below: Scenes from An Evening at Century’s Ole Mill Pond Friday at Century Care Center. photos, click to enlarge.ole-mill-pond-47.jpg


6 Responses to “Good Times: First Evening At Old Mill Pond Held”

  1. marty loyed on June 5th, 2009 11:14 am

    A hugh thank you to some unsung hero’s. Elery Tedder, Chris Madison and James Merchant for their work to get the pond ready for the big grand opening. These 3 guys worked almost non-stop for two weeks to get the grass and flowers planted, sidewalks formed and poured, cleaning, touching up and overall getting it ready for the public event. these guys are part of the behind the scene employees that make this nursing home what it is today…….GREAT

    thanks guys for everything

  2. Mae on June 1st, 2009 1:15 pm

    Thank you to all the hard-working staff and volunteers who made it all possible. Another big THANK YOU to all of you who participated and helped make it a success. We hope to make it a regular event, something to help bond the community. Expect the next one to be even better.

    Mae Hildreth
    Century Care Center

  3. Casandra Cufr on May 30th, 2009 4:46 pm

    My grandmother, Vera Burkett, was a resident of Century Care Center until her passing earlier this month. The first time we drove past the home after she died, my husband remarked, “I never got to take her fishing…”. They were looking forward to spending time fishing this pond, and I know she would have loved it if she’d lived long enough to see it finished. Thank you, Mr. Ripley for providing this for the residents!

  4. Willene on May 30th, 2009 8:45 am

    This is just great, I know it has got to mean so much to the residents.

  5. Century Girl on May 30th, 2009 6:30 am

    Great turn out..a lot of fun!

  6. Terri Sanders on May 30th, 2009 3:27 am

    Thanks Mr.Ripley for all your hard work and for being a great leader!!! Do I see a Rotary president in the wings? Thanks to all the Tri City Rotarians that showed up to sell BBQ Sandwiches.I had a good time visiting with folks I usually see only for an hour a week.