This is what we have waited for all winter. The sultry summer sun is exuding its welcome warmth. Here in the Big Yellow House we have taken advantage of the fine climate. It was time for our 3rd Annual Camp Elderberry.
This year’s theme was Western Style. Monday morning no one was discouraged by a little rain. Residents dressed in Western attire formed a circle around the campfire and sang camp songs. Nancy Odom led the singing while playing her auto harp and guitar. Dinner was prepared Chuck Wagon Style. It was a meal that was fit for any cowboy out on the range. Crafts in the Square after dinner kept several residents busy. Later it was “Roundup” time. All the cowboys and cowgirls gathered in the courtyards. Each person tried to round up a pony. The beautiful 7 week old colts pranced about showing off their pony tails. They arrived courtesy of “Pony Tales Rescue”. Cindy Prince has many rescued ponies. She was accompanied by her husband Nate and her Mom Pat. We are very grateful for all the time these fine folks put into our event. After a hard day on the range residents made Smores over the campfire before turning into their bunks. They were talking about the fun for several days.
Tuesday the summer weather continued so many people were seen taken advantage of it in the courtyards. Inside we had devotions, current events, exercise, bingo, happy hour and of course bounce ball in the Rotunda in the evening.
Every Wednesday morning we have a church service. This week Pastor DeMaris led our service. Pastor is a retired minister and always has something to teach us. Our Manicurist had her baskets of goodies ready after lunch. Out came a large assortment of Beauty Boutique stuff. While residents waited their turn to be beautified they indulged in coffee, cookies and conversation (that’s the best part of a manicure after all).
Volleyball was the activity on Thursday morning. The entertainment in the afternoon was put on by Kathie Irwin leading a sing-a-long. Ladies from Kathie’s church Phoebe Circle from Sand Creek came and sang with the residents. What a nice afternoon for everyone.
Friday morning we had Gospel Sing with the talented Glen singing and Delores on the piano. The Square was filled with glorious worship hymns. The Colfax Fair was in full swing so for lunch we had Fair Food at noon. Corn Dogs, Cheese Curds and Cotton Candy were some of the food on the menu. Our Chef Tim was dressed from head to foot in a clown costume complete with clown makeup, red nose and all. Dime Bingo in the afternoon on Friday and Hollywood on Saturday afternoon contributed to the fun filled week.
One of the Big Yellow House’s mottos is hospitality! Everyone is welcome to have fun, friends and food when you are here. That is a bit of the news from beautiful downtown Colfax where we want to wish you all a very good 4th of July Holiday. Let Freedom Ring!