The glow of the Christmas lights and the smiles on everyone is the result of all the caring and wonderful people who have made our Christmas so special. It makes a person wish it were Christmas all year long. The week was a time for the ladies to get dressed up, have their hair done and have a manicure. The gentlemen were looking pretty handsome too. Visitors and friends carrying gift and good wishes filled the halls and enjoyed the hospitality all week long.
On Monday evening we had a special performance by Penny’s Dance Studio in Bloomer. They blessed us in 2013 and returned this year with an even more beautiful performance, including some selections from “The NutCracker Suite.” The residents loved the program and hope they will be back in 2015!
The week’s regular scheduled activities were well-attended. The devotions on Monday were followed with conversations of Christmas traditions in the past. We exercised a little every day. We had to because we all had cookies and treats at our disposal! One could hardly walk by one of the five kitchens without a plate of goodies tempting you. We played bingo and had Happy Hour on both Tuesday and Friday.
On Tuesday morning we had an extra Beauty Boutique. Christmas Eve day we had a very special Christmas Eve Church service led by Pastor Conklin from Colfax & Tainer United Methodists Church. Delores Huber was our pianist. Cathy Davis and Veda Kiekhoefer came in on their days off to help residents. We have wonderful volunteers and staff. One staff donated $100.00 to the residents to make sure everyone who wished could get their hair done for Christmas. The residents always look beautiful but this treat made them FEEL beautiful too!
The Northern Lights Barbershop Chorus strolled up and down the halls singing Christmas Carols. The Square, the Conference room, and several other rooms were all reserved for Christmas. Parties from 4 to 30 enjoyed these well-decorated areas. Many residents went with their families to their own Churches and the pleasant weather was welcomed by all. White Christmas is nice but Warm Christmas is even nicer!
On Friday morning Glen and Julie led the Gospel sing. Delores Huber was once again our pianist. Loretta Logslett led the rosary for the Catholic residents.
On Saturday the residents were still making merry when playing Hollywood with Sue Hill. All in all it was a very special week.
The Messenger came out with a section listing the Love Light Star in Honor of and in Memory of. We do apologize for anyone whose name was not printed. Dennis Grambo (given by his family) and Grandma Donna Fehr Given by Hayden Fehr) were not included in the “In Memory of”. Both of these families have honored these loved ones for many years and we are sorry for their omission. If anyone else found an error please let Penny in Activities know.
That is just some of the news from beautiful down town Colfax where the men are so strong and the women are so good look-in’ and the children are so loving Christmas vacation! Oh! And have a Happy New Year’s Eve!