The Wonderful Gift of Prayer at Kirby Pines

This September, Kirby Pines Life Care Community celebrates a milestone – its fortieth anniversary. As with any anniversary, a lot of planning goes into making this celebration one that will be enjoyable and memorable. Each year, a theme and a color are selected for the anniversary year. This year the color is Digital Lavender, and the theme is Prayer. 

Digital Lavender is a term used to describe various shades of the color lavender. Did you know that the color represents devotion, serenity, grace, and calmness. Much like our sixty-acre campus does when you drive off the hectic streets of Memphis. The lake and manicured grounds bring a sense of calmness, serenity, and grace. The color is also associated with high purpose and spiritual connectivity. Much like the annual celebration we have come to know as Lighting of the Lake. 

This year’s theme for Lighting of the Lake is “Prayer”. A fitting theme as we look back to the founding of Kirby Pines, its current existence and hopes for the future. Although I was not in Memphis when the concept for our retirement community was first introduced, I am certain that prayer was part of the development and progress needed to open its doors to the first residents. Throughout these past forty years, prayer has led the community to a place where we honor and give credit to the many individuals in service to residents and to thank the many residents who give us the confidence to move forward daily. 

So don your digital lavender attire and gather near the lake on Saturday, September 9th to join in the fun as we celebrate another successful year of growth and service to all who work and live at Kirby Pines. 

Michael Escamilla,
Executive Director,
Kirby Pines