News for the week of August 6th to the 12th:
Monday morning’s talk around the big yellow House was about the success of our 4th annual Pig Roast. Despite the threatening clouds and rain, the event drew a good crowd and all enjoyed the great food, music and camaraderie.
[emember_protected] Our Green Leaf Crafters gathered in the square Monday morning to work on more summer time crafts. Meanwhile on the other side of the building Tony led residents in an hour of stretch and stories. We exercised our brains in the afternoon with our monthly Spelling Bee. The residents enjoy testing their knowledge, and also reminisce about past school days when an occasional spelling bee was a part of the school curriculum. Later that afternoon we gathered for our Monday Piano Bar. This is a great time to visit with old friends and make new ones while enjoying our favorite beverage and listening to great piano music.
Tuesday morning Leona came to share her poems and stories. Later in the morning our weekly volleyball teams met in the East Dining Room. The competition was once again fierce, and we declared the game a tie. The afternoon found our Bingo enthusiasts in the Square. All went away with bags full of treats.
Pastor Barb Koch led us in our Wednesday morning church service. We enjoyed her inspiring message, and also singing along to our favorite hymns as she accompanies us on the guitar. Rich Schroetter entertained us in the afternoon. He always draws a crowd as his beautiful voice and talented guitar playing echoes through the halls.
Thursday morning Crafters worked on some of the projects we will be selling at our Craft Sale on November 25th. We tied another pet bed and cut out more pieces for our children’s’ scarves. The way this year is flying by, the sale will be here before we know it! After craft group we decorated the dining room with our Green Bay Packer decorations as the smell of hamburgers grilling filled the air. It was time for our annual Tailgate Party honoring the Packers first pre-season game of the year. Before eating, residents participated in Green and Gold games. Then we sat down to a tailgate meal of grilled hamburgers, baked beans, coleslaw and decorated football cookies. Then it was time for an afternoon nap before all eyes were on the game that matched the Packers with the Philadelphia Eagles.
The Catholics gathered on East for our Friday morning rosary group led by Loretta. Later in the Square we held Gospel Sing a Long. We love picking out our favorite hymns to sing. Kathy and Bruce led us in this special hour of music and prayer. Friday afternoon, Dime Bingo was played in the Square. It is always a great way to end the week.
Next week we are looking forward to the music of Chuck Kirkwood, and a meal out followed by a Joy Ride through our beautiful Colfax countryside.
Until next week, Barb Stobb, Activity Director [/emember_protected]