Posted by Frances Lindsey on October 06
JoAnn DeMartini is an amazing Skyline alumnae! She attended Skyline for 11 years as a camper and counselor. Her hometown is New Orleans, Louisiana and she now resides in Sarasota, Florida. You will enjoy reading about her experiences at camp and how they impacted her life today. And enjoy the Banquet Song at the end!
What makes Skyline special to you?
I really made lifelong friends. These friends from Skyline have impacted my life since I was 8 years old. We have gone through many milestones in life such as marriages, babies, loss of parents, new jobs, moving across the country, and more. The lyrics from a memorable camp song Friends are Friends Forever, “a lifetimes’s not too long to live as friends”, could not be more true to our Skyline friendship group. We call ourselves The Crickets. I’ve known some of these ladies for over 50 years now. Eleven of those years were on lookout mountain as campers, counselors and/or admin.
A special note about JoAnn and encouragement to all alumnae…
JoAnn is Skyline’s first alumnae to set up a Legacy Gift with our Skyline Foundation, a 501-c3 charity, that raises money for girls to attend camp in the summer who could otherwise not afford it. If you feel called or inspired to give back though a monetary donation of any kind please click the link below or call Frances Lindsey, Skyline Alumnae Relations Director. 1-800-448-9279.Learn More
Camp Mom. Wife of Cooper. Proud mom of three. Birmingham Southern grad. Homesickness extraodinaire. Maker of the famous Franny Dip. Lover of evening coffee.