Shotguns and Sunflowers 2018

August 20, 2018

Many people create a picture in their minds of what a children’s home must look like. But when someone visits Palmer Home’s Hernando campus, nestled in the middle of 145 acres of woods and a 75 acre lake, 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 restore children quickly changes their perception.

For the last seven years, Kirby and Glenn Floyd have partnered with Palmer Home to host a dinner party on Thursday evening and the Panther Creek Ranch Dove Hunt on their property, located adjacent from Palmer Home’s Hernando Campus the following Saturday. 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 to Make Lives Whole.

Kirby 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 exclusive sponsor dove hunt takes place on Saturday morning, September 8, the Floyds will also host a sold out dinner party, Shotguns & Sunflowers, on Thursday, September 6, to bring the community together to learn more about the mission of Palmer Home.

On the day of the hunt, participants always hear firsthand about the mission 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 also to witness it in person,” said Kristin Budzak, Palmer Home Community Development Coordinator.

We are so thankful for the many sponsors who have invested in this event. We are proud to say that Shotguns & Sunflowers 2018 is completely sold out!

Even so, you can still get involved in the mission of Palmer Home. Learn more today!