Stepping back to yesteryear

Lantern residents’ vintage photos special holiday gift

Resident Alice Argo, a former artist, modeled with an easel and one of her paintings as part of a special photograph for her family. One local assisted living residence is helping its residents take a step back in time.

About 44 residents of The Lantern at Morning Pointe Ass-isted Living Residence in Lenoir City, dressed in vintage attire and were staged with backgrounds depicting their earlier lives for specially created vintage photographs for their families. Those photos were presented to residents’ family members during a holiday family night at the facility.

“It was the brainchild of two of our resident assistants, Tammy Klinstiver and Tammy Price,” Cathy DeCotes, Lantern program director, said.

“It was awesome,” Klinstiver said. “I loved it. It brought so much happiness to the family members and residents.”

“Just to see the smiles on their faces is what we enjoyed the most,” she added.
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Farragut Primary School Fall Festival

From left, Adam Webster, Aaron Guo, Albert Liu and Michaelangelo Cambie-Fabris Thousands flocked to the 23rd annual Farragut Primary School Fall Festival Saturday, Oct. 18, at the school off North Campbell Station Road to play games, make crafts and have fun while supporting the school.

The festival featured a silent auction, a performance by second-graders, inflatables, lunch, a martial arts performance, a bake sale and more. Proceeds from the event were used for Parent-Teacher Association-

sponsored programs in the school.

For more photos from this event, please see Westside Faces in our print edition.