Morning Pointe Creates Thomas The Train Birthday Surprise For Ethan Woody

Thursday, August 22, 2013
Morning Pointe of Chattanooga resident Lillian Samuel with Thomas the Tank creation
Morning Pointe of Chattanooga resident Lillian Samuel with Thomas the Tank creation
- photo by Amy Clarke

Residents at Moring Pointe of Chattanooga helped make a Thomas Birthday Party extra special for Ethan Woody. Ethan, who is turning four, is the son of the life enrichment director at the assisted living community.

The seniors often enjoy Jennifer Halpin's stories about her children so when they heard about Ethan's Thomas the Train Birthday party, they wanted to help make it extra special. 

After much research, they came up with the idea to actually make Ethan his very own Thomas the Tank engine.

Lillian Samuel was the chief engineer on the craft project.



Ethan Woody enjoys his new Thomas the Tank engine that was hand-crafted
by the residents at Morning Pointe of Chattanooga
Ethan Woody enjoys his new Thomas the Tank engine that was hand-crafted by the residents at Morning Pointe of Chattanooga
- Photo2 by Amy Clarke

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