There are a lot of special activities going on at Careage Hills in the next 30 days, and the facility kicked things off on Friday morning Oct. 2, when they served as the host for the weekly Cherokee Chamber of Commerce coffee.
In addition to the special birthday cake - signifying Careage Hills' 10-year anniversary of being under the management of Careage Management - attendees were treated to mints, nuts, punch and coffee.
Cherokee Mayor Pam Pierce issued a proclamation acknowledging Careage Hills' excellent service to their residents and to the Cherokee community in general, and presented this to Careage Management's president and owner, Dan Myers and his wife Ann.
Myers thanked the mayor and spoke glowingly of the management team and staff at Careage Hills and the City of Cherokee, stating that he was "really glad we (Careage Management) came to town."
In addition to Friday's coffee, the month-long anniversary celebration will also include the annual Festival of Tables (Ladies' Night Out) on Friday at the Cherokee Community Center. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., with a meal at 6 p.m., followed by motivational speaker Pat McGill.
Careage Hills will have an Open House on Sunday, with a lunch buffet from 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Then, on November 1, they will have another Open House, honoring Administrator Marilyn Peck, from 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Marilyn has been at Hilltop/Careage Hills for 29 years, but will be retiring on that day, and everyone is invited to come wish her well and help her celebrate her retirement.