Spring at last! Easter weekend always gives promise of the changing of the season.
On Saturday morning the Annual Easter Egg Hunt was held in the court yard. The big surprise was the helicopter that circled the courtyard. Inside the helicopter the Easter Bunny was waving to all the children. The event was put on by the 22er’s 4-H kids. Prizes were donated by the businesses in the area. Their generosity and the hard work of the kids and their parents made the Easter Egg Hunt a huge success!
This year we had our First Annual Easter Worship service on Easter Sunday. Pastor DeMaris led the service. Delores Huber was our pianist. The angels in the kitchen provided treats after the service. Even our angel with a broken wing was here to lend a hand. She made sure the hot caramel rolls were ready when the service ended.
On Monday morning after devotions, reading and exercise the residents talked about the weekend. They especially liked watching the children at the Easter Egg Hunt. Monday afternoon residents enjoyed painting wind chimes. LeAnn was here to help. It was also “Sundae-Monday”. Residents had fun creating their own special sundaes.
On Tuesday morning Veda helped with devotions, reading and exercise. Linnea was here in the afternoon to help with bingo. Vonnie Flesberg, Judy Pippenger, and Nataya Gunderson were also here helping where needed. Coffee, cookies and Happy hour followed bingo.
On Wednesday morning Pastor Walck from Colfax Lutheran Church led the church service and Delores Huber was our pianist. The residents enjoyed a wonderful dinner consisting of Ruben sandwiches, chips, pickles and pineapple upside down cake for dessert. The beauty boutique in the afternoon was very busy. A new assortment of spring colored polish was available. If the old saying “Busy hands are happy hands” is true, our manicurists had very happy hands!
On Thursday morning residents played volleyball in the square. The exercise is also entertaining, which seems to be the draw. It also could be the cookies and coffee that are served after the games. Thursday afternoon the Square was alive with music. The entertainment was provided by Chuck Kirkwood on the trumpet, Lenore Berg on the piano and Hank Vogel the vocalist and harmonica player. Residents have said how much they appreciate the musical entertainment every week.
On Friday morning Loretta led rosary for our Catholic residents. Glen and Delores led the Gospel Sing in the Square. A volunteer appreciation luncheon was served at noon. We thanked our volunteers for all the great things they do. Large and small, they all have meaning to the residents they help. The smiling faces we see say it all. Residents and staff are fans of our volunteers! So fans adorned the tables as our theme. The afternoon dime bingo caller was Merle and the winners were the residents!
That is just some of the news here in the land of Colfax where the rain has turned the grass green, the sky looks a little bit more blue and all the men are still strong and the women are even better looking (now that they are not wearing winter parkas).