MINERVA — Anyone who has ever smelled freshly popped popcorn knows the scent brings back memories of movie theaters.
Now, thanks to Rex Energy, residents at Great Trail Care Center can experience those memories with freshly popped popcorn.
Rex Energy stepped in to assist Great Trail Care Center after its popcorn popper broke and could not be replaced because of the center’s small activities budget.
“Friday was our first in-house movie day with the new popper and it smelled just like a theater,” said Tonya Howell, Great Trail referral manager. “Our residents loved it. Special thanks to Debbie Herrington, Rex’s office manager, for always being so willing to help out. We will be using the popper for in-house and marketing activities.”
The center delivered 62 bags of popcorn to the residents at Carroll County Apartments in Carrollton for its movie night and plans to do the same at the Minerva Senior Apartments.
“The residents told me they felt like they were actually at the movies and it was so nice as they haven’t been there in years. They said they could smell the popcorn down the halls and it made them want to come out and watch the movie with the group, as they have the option of watching it in their rooms,” said Tara Henderhan, Great Trail activities director. “It was greatly appreciated by all.”