September arrived on Monday. Labor Day tagged along like it has every year on the first Monday in September since 1860. Residents had a special Labor Day meal. Many residents were able to accompany their family and friends for picnics and cookouts.
On Tuesday morning we had a resident council monthly meeting. Many of the activity programs are a result of these meetings. The menu choices reflect some of the suggestions residents have made. On Tuesday afternoon the Square was bustling with bingo players. When the games were over and the prizes were all given out we had Happy Hour. We served coffee and cookies chips and our bartender Cathy mixed a few cocktails for those needing to be a bit happier! The smiles of the volunteers Linnea, Veda, Julie, Eileen and Vonnie were free for the asking.
On Wednesday morning Pastor Conklin from the Colfax and Tainter United Methodist Church led the church service with Delores Huber accompanying him on the piano. Wednesday afternoon was a special performance in the Square. Jim Radloff systematically entertained the audience with his Rag Time selections. He sings long lost verses of old songs that sometimes shed a different light on the song’s intent.
On Thursday morning the East Ridge resident lounge was occupied with many residents ready for devotions and exercise with Cathy and Veda. For our Catholic residents we had Mass in the Square with Father Nakwah from St. Joseph’s Parishes in Elk Mound. Outside it was raining. Beauty Boutique was ready and able to do manicures all afternoon. Sparkling twinkling finger tips and beautiful smiles filled the halls as residents left from the beauty parlor! Meanwhile outside it rained like a cow peeing on a flat rock.
On Friday morning residents woke up to a crisp cool morning. Fortunately the Gospel singing trio of Glen, Julie and Delores arrived and warmed us up with their music. Loretta Logslett led Rosary in the East Ridge Dining Hall. After dinner the Square was once again a bingo hall. On Fridays residents play dime bingo and then have Happy Hour after the games.
On Saturday afternoon Sue gets everyone going with the card game called Hollywood.
This was great week for Colfax not only at our facility but also thought out town with school starting, parades, garage sales, auctions and the Fireman’s Ball. All this and more in the 2nd biggest little town in Wisconsin!