Union City – The skies were finally clear on Thursday night, February 26 as supporters gathered to celebrate Christian City’s 50 years of service to children and seniors. “We were thrilled that over 1,000 guests braved the cold weather to attend the event,” said Bob Crutchfield, President and CEO. ”That kind of dedication is indicative of the support Christian City has received throughout its long history.”
The celebration was the culmination of months of planning and preparation, and the hard work truly paid off. “So many people worked on this event – sponsors, volunteers, staff – and all that hard work really came together into something special,” said George Martin, Chief Administrative Officer for Christian City.
The evening was hosted in the Delta Flight Museum at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. Guests enjoyed gourmet hors’ d’oeuvres as they toured the museum and mingled with other long-time supporters of Christian City. The program featured a multi-media presentation, guest speakers, and performances by a 70-piece orchestra and 200-voice mass choir. Major sponsors for the event included Chick-Fil-A, Georgia Power Foundation, Delta Air Lines, Kroger, Pruitt Health, Post Properties, and the John and Polly Sparks Foundation.
“We were overwhelmed by the turnout,” continues Martin, “and the evening was a huge financial success for us. We’re so grateful to all the individual donors, corporate sponsors, and especially the John and Polly Sparks Foundation. For a limited time, they have offered a 1-1 match for all donations made to Christian City.” (To find out more about this special opportunity, call 770-703-2636.)
The 500-acre Christian City campus is located in Union City, just south of Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport – and offers services for seniors and a residential home for children. Facilities for seniors represent the second largest active retirement community in the metro Atlanta area. This includes the largest assisted living facility, plus a 5-star nursing and rehab center, recognized in US News & World Report as one of the best in the nation. The Children’s Village offers life services and a safe haven for children in crisis, aged 5-17. The majority who come to the program are victims of abuse, neglect, or abandonment. Christian City offers them a welcoming home environment, loving house parents, and a chance to heal and grow. All services at Christian City are 501(c)3 not-for-profit. To learn more, call 770-703-2636 or visit www.christiancity.org.