The project is the brainchild of Social Services Director Ron Marinch. “I have wanted to do this for a long time,” reported Ron. “I have been saving unclaimed photos of residents after they pass away for years. These people were a huge part of the Sun Valley Lodge family and we want to celebrate their lives.”
The hall is lined with vintage photos of past residents and pictures from their years at the Lodge. Ron is using frames that he has purchased at estate sales and some that have been donated by staff members.
Ron said, “Visiting families are really touched by the project. We have had several family members of deceased residents visit and contribute photos.”
The public is invited to visit the hallway and contribute photographs. The Lodge will scan photos if the contributor does not want to leave the original.