Retirees visit the county



Residents of Galleria Woods Retirement Community in Hoover took a day to tour Blount County County last week. Led by retired local educator Vera Vaughn, who acted as tour guide, the seniors spent time at the Blount County Memorial Museum and the Quilters Cottage at Palisades Park. Pictured are: (sitting, left to right) Vaughn, Jim Hudson, Joe Ellis, and Mary Jean Philyaw. Standing (left to right) Frances Poor, Gail Furnas, Jo Cleveland, Joyce Zavatti, Jeanette Donaldson, Julia Henderson, Ethel Gibson, lifestyle director Alana Maxie, Mary Jo Williams, Nell Horsley, and David Hartsell. – Rob Rice