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Victory Junction Honors Adam Petty

20 Nov

The passing of Adam Petty was a premature death of the 4th generation of professional race car drivers. Adam Petty is a son, grandson, brother and friend, who had a heart of gold.

Victory Junction was built because of the dream Adam had while alive and well. Adam wanted a facility for terminally ill and disabled children to enjoy while being outside of their homes and hospitals. Victory Junction honors a young man and helped the bereaved family mourn the loss of  their eldest son.

One cannot miss the entrance of the facility with the water tower resembling a hot air balloon.

The entrance building was bright and inviting. The staff ensures visitors are free of germs and sickness before entering.

There was no mistaking who is being honored at this facility.

Erin, the development coordinator stated that Adam is everywhere and she meant it.

The statue of a lion was brought in this past year by Adam’s grandfather, Richard Petty.

To me, the lion symbolizes strength.

The treehouse is not your typical backyard elevated play area.

This serene made-made lake is stocked with regularly fed fish. The motto is “Catch, Kiss and Release.”

This area was my favorite stop, the Larry & Hannah Johnson Spiritual Center.

Beautifully landscaped with a large pergola opening up to the stars.

The view is breathtaking.

The interior of the spiritual center has a very calming ambiance.

The stain glass window only contributes to the spirit of this place.

The sleeping quarters for all are very colorful.

Of the 12,000 children who visited Victory Junction since the opening, 12 have passed on. In their honor, weeping cherry trees are planted within the grounds of Victory Junction.

There is much more than what is posted here. Tours are available by inquiring through email at mwilbur@vistoryjunction.org.

Believe me, there is a way all of us can help to keep the camp thriving. Even through volunteering, sewing, or donating costumes to name a few.

Thank you Victory Junction and you are remembered Adam.

Diana Gardner-Williams

Landscape Design and Installation

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Posted by on November 20, 2009 in Greensboro Gardens

 

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