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Benton House in Alpharetta goes Hollywood
Elvis, Sinatra complete senior gala

by Jonathan Copsey

July 30, 2013

Volunteers from the Young Men’s Service League helped escort residents to the gala July 25. They are, from left, Cole McNamee, Jack Griffin, Bobby VanBrackle, Emerson McClung, Patrick Bond and Parker Duncan.Katie VanBrackle.
ALPHARETTA, Ga. Residents of the new Benton House on North Main Street were treated like stars July 25 for a "Hollywood Night" gala.

The 43 residents were invited to dress their fanciest and walk the red carpet while getting their photos taken, just as if they were stars on the walk of fame.

Hollywood Night is part of a monthly series of events at Benton House, each with a different theme.

"It's a way we can have fun with our residents," said Tim Carter, executive director of Benton House. "We spoiled them for an evening and they can show off their home for their families."

Beyond the red carpet treatment, singers performed Frank Sinatra and an Elvis impersonator made an appearance. Escorting the residents were men from the North Fulton Young Men's Service League.

"Hollywood Night was really great and special," Carter said. "Everyone loved it.

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