The Caring Place of Magnolia is celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2018. For the decade achievement, the local Alzheimer’s care home, along with with Alzheimer’s Arkansas, Magnolia Health & Rehab, Kindred Hospice and Life Touch Hospice, from Oct. 20 to 26, will designate the period as Alzheimer’s Awareness Week.
Activities throughout the week will include a balloon sendoff, a walk and wagon pull, dementia friendly video, dedication of the Alzheimer’s Remembrance Place at Wilson Gardens and a hope for the future workshop.
The celebration will begin Saturday, Oct. 20 with a “Rhinestone Cowboy Evening” featuring the music of Glen Campbell by Campbell family members the Shannon Boshears band. The event will take place Peace Hall in First United Methodist Church of Magnolia.
Tickets are $30 per person and include a sit-down dinner and concert. Tables can be reserved for six to eight people. Tickets may be purchased from any Caring Place volunteer or board member, or at Jennifer’s on the square.
Boshears, a Little Rock native, is known for performing various soul, blues, and rock styles of which she accompanies herself on guitar. She has played small bars to large music festivals like the Arkansas River Blues Festival and The King Biscuit Blues Festival.
In 2001, she released her first full length album, Chicksinger. From that CD, the track “If Anybody Asks You (Callin’)” was picked up on the soundtrack to the Ashley Judd film, “Come Early Morning” which was released nationwide in theaters and released on a soundtrack alongside giants such as Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard, Emmylou Harris and Billy Joe Shaver. Boshears also released a second album in 2008, where she showcased her southern roots of blues, rock, country and gospel.
All proceeds for the dinner and concert will benefit The Caring Place, a respite care program for Alzheimer’s patients.
For table reservations or any questions on the event, call 870-949-5088.