The Mother’s Day Cookout at Kirby Pines

There are numerous studies that indicate living in a social setting, among friends, can add years to one’s life. The social interaction, companionship and amenities available at Kirby Pines are designed to enrich the lives of each and every resident. One of our largest social events is our Annual Mother’s Day Cookout. 

Those of you, who have previously attended this annual event, know that there is no other cookout like this one in the Memphis area. Begun more than two decades ago, the Kirby Pines Mother’s Day cookout is a tribute to those wonderful women who raised us through childhood, taught us to be good adults, and gave us the love and direction that make us uniquely different form one another. 

It is an event that brings residents, families and employees together to enjoy good company and food, in a social setting, under the trees on our park like campus. Individuals between one to one hundred years old, can be seen with big broad smiles on their faces, enjoying the bar-b-que chicken, hamburgers, hot dogs, and sliced iced cold watermelon. 

While children seem to especially like the pony rides, balloons and bounce house, their parents seem to enjoy the opportunity to spend time with other family members. So be sure to make plans now to attend this annual event on Saturday, May 13 between 11:00 am and 3:00 pm. There are no limits on the number of guests you may invite, just as long as you tell them to come prepared to smile, laugh, love one another and most of all, spend this day to honor their mothers. 

Michael Escamilla,
Executive Director,
Kirby Pines