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Colfax Health and Rehab News – 1-27-2016

It was COLD. How COLD was it? It was soooo COLD that the kids had to stay inside all weekend. Parents are now organizing a “teacher appreciation day” and football fans were actually ordering hot cocoa at the games.

Meanwhile at the Big Yellow House we stayed warm and toasty with wonderful meals, devotions, current events and exercise in the morning, restorative exercise at 1 and bounce ball in the rotunda at 6. When “Honey and Me” played their music on Monday afternoon the temperature went from warm to “Hot”. They are so good that several people from the area come to watch them perform every time they are here.

All week long we were full of activity. The beauty shop, as usual, had so many customers that some sat in the hall. While waiting their turn they enjoyed coffee and cookies. Cathy Davis was a busy little “B” this week (B is for Beauty Boutique). She brightened each one’s day with pretty colors.

Even the volleyballs were bright on Thursday. We used a very large yellow balloon during the game. The sun looked like it rose and set in the Square as it soared through the air until it burst. The Square was a bingo hall on Thursday afternoon and Friday afternoon. Happy Hour after bingo on those days helps everyone stay warm and comfortable.

Friday morning Loretta led the Rosary in the East lounge. She is definitely a blessing. The Square was an area of worship with song. Glen Edberg led the sing, Bruce, played the guitar, and Delores accompanied them on the piano. Living here can keep us very busy if we choose.

Speaking of choosing we hope you choose to come to Our 50th Golden Anniversary Gala on Saturday January 30th from 5 p.m. to 7:30 pm. We are having a 50-50 drawing and a silent auction. Some of the 50 plus items that will be in the auction are quilts, wine from the Outhouse, oil changes at Karl’s Chevrolet, Detail Package from Aero Co Collision, Portrait Sitting from Dee Gish Photography, Meat Bundles from Reinhart Foods, and  Timberwolves Premium Ticket pack. For a complete list of items in the auction go to our web site There will be heavy hors d’ oeuvres and many wines to taste along with non-alcoholic beverages and Jordon Herrick will be entertaining. Purchase a $25.00 Golden ticket and you will be put into a drawing for a prize of $500.00. You do not have to be present to win this prize. If you want to get in on the drawing and unable to attend stop in any time and talk to Karen at the front desk. The proceeds from the event will go to support a new program to provide handicap accessible transportation to our residents and the community at large. If you have any questions regarding this event please call Karen 715-962-3186.

We are looking forward to seeing you on Saturday so we can toast to Wonderful New Year here in the land of Colfax where the snow is deep and we are hoping your pockets are too!