“Shotguns & Sunflowers” Spreads Story of Palmer Home

August 24, 2016

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Many people create a picture in their minds of what an orphanage must look like. But when someone visits Palmer Home’s Hernando campus, nestled in the middle of 150 acres of woods, it blows all those stereotypes out of the water. Just a simple tour of the campus, learning about Palmer Home’s history and hearing what we’re doing right now to rescue and restore children quickly changes their perception about who Palmer Home is.

For the last six years, Kirby and Glen Floyd have partnered with Palmer Home to host the Panther Creek Ranch Dove Hunt on their property, located adjacent from Palmer Home’s Hernando Campus.  This event provides a great opportunity for DeSoto county and Memphis residents to visit the campus and interact with children and staff.  With help from the Floyds, this event has turned into a phenomenal opportunity to help spread the word about how Palmer Home continues Making Lives Whole.

Kirby Floyd originally approached Palmer Home about co-hosting the event as a way to introduce her family and friends to Palmer Home. She served as a relief caregiver for Palmer Home in her 20s, and has been passionate about the mission ever since.  While this year’s dove hunt takes place on Saturday morning, September 10, the Floyds will also host an exclusive dinner party called Shotguns & Sunflowers on Thursday, September 8, to bring the community together around the cause of Palmer Home.

On the day of the hunt, participants always hear firsthand about the mission of Palmer Home but, more importantly, they get to interact with children affected by the work. “It’s a unique opportunity for families, some who may be unfamiliar with Palmer Home, to not only hear about the joy the organization brings but to witness it in person,” says Kellum Kim, Director of Marketing.

Registration is now open to attend this one of a kind event! Sign up to participate in the fun, and learn first-hand about the difference Palmer Home is making in the lives of children in need.