News for the week of July 29th to August 4th:
Residents gathered in the East Dining Room on Sunday to listen to wonderful accordion music played by Fritz. We appreciate him driving all the way from Chetek to entertain us.
We took advantage of the beautiful weather on Monday to grill on our flip flop charcoal grills. We gathered in the gazebo to watch the chicken cook. This time we basted the chicken with barbeque sauce. It wasn’t long and the chicken was ready to serve. After tasting it, all agreed, it is really good! We look forward to a few more grill outs before the summer is over. Monday afternoon our Pins and Needles sewing group got together to work on fleece boa scarves. We made some from red and white fleece. We choose the colors hoping it would entice some of the local Colfax Vikings fans to purchase them at our craft sale in November. Meanwhile, the men got together to watch a video called Horse Power. It showed how horses were used in the woods to pull logs out. They were used in places that tractors could not go. Some remembered watching local teams working in the woods around Colfax.
Tuesday morning activities included a turtle named Tommy and bean bags. Add residents and it makes for an hour of bean bag tossing fun. The afternoon brought out many Bingo enthusiasts for an hour of their favorite game. Michelle and Eileen made sure the game ran smoothly. Just before supper we were blessed to have Jordan Herrick come and spend some time with us. Not only does he bring us an inspiring message, but also sings some of our favorite hymns. It is great that he takes time from his busy schedule to share with us.
Pastor Schroetter led us in our Wednesday morning church service. We appreciate him taking the time to share with us. We enjoyed his inspiring message, and also singing along to our favorite hymns. Rich Schroeder entertained us in the afternoon. He always draws a crowd as his beautiful voice and talented guitar playing echoes through the halls.
Thursday morning, residents gathered in the East Dining Room for our weekly volleyball tournament. This activity brings out our competitive side, and all agree it’s a fun way to get some exercise. Later that morning Tony and Ashley gathered up the men for a day of fishing and fun. The kitchen put together a lunch for us, Tony picked up the bait and we were off! We decided to try our luck at Lake Como in Bloomer. We enjoyed the beauty of the lake and great time was had by all! As for the fish stories, let’s just say they were too small to talk about! After our evening bounce ball, residents spent some time in an hour of prayer and devotions led by Jordan Herrick.
Friday proved to be a very busy day for both residents and staff. We started the day with our weekly rosary hour led by Loretta. After rosary, Gospel Sing a Long was held in the Square. Kathy and Bruce lead us in this hour of prayer and song. After lunch it was Dime Bingo. While the residents enjoyed bingo, the staff busied themselves preparing for our 5th annual Pig Roast Extravaganza. God blessed us with a beautiful summer day. Even though the temperature was a little warm, the tents were ready to provide everyone with shade while they ate. It was a beautiful evening with a great turn out! As always, it takes the generosity and hard work of many people to make an event like this possible and make it the success it was. Not only with the help from the community, but the many extra hours that the staff put in.
If you are interested in seeing what goes on at the Big Yellow House you can go to our web site, Colfax Health and Rehabilitation Center or like us on Facebook where pictures happenings, the activity schedule and menu for the week are posted.
Until next week,