The recent bazaar appeared to be a success. There were several vendors selling goodies, jewelry, handmade Christmas knick-knacks, jellies, jams and rock candy. Lunch was sold both days as were pies.
Mary Ellen Stehle held a communion service for residents. Reciting the rosary followed. Amy Arnold also held a communion service for residents. Reciting the rosary again followed.
Sunday will be the bell choir performance with refreshments following. Residents have been practicing for this event.
Janis Stoneham and activities assistant Jessica Woolf along with several othe residents all participated in decorating and building a gingerbread house.
The Rev. George held services. Residents sang some hymns and carols. Residents went to the First Christian Church and had a luncheon called the “Circle of Friends.” This will be the last lunch until March.
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Residents truly enjoyed "making a joyful noise" this week as many community members shared time and talents to make the holiday season brighter. The Joyful Bells from the First Presbyterian Church, dulcimers,
Betty Chase at the piano and Girl Scout Troop 555 left smiles on resident’s faces. Forty-two members of the Monroeville High School Renaissance group caroled for a large group of residents in the dining room and also sang to residents in their rooms. In addition, each resident received a Christmas card. The Girl Scout Troop 555 also had a beautiful gift for each resident, a lovely handmade ornament. Of course, Iverna Fallecker played the organ which residents enjoyed immensely.
Each morning residents have been enjoying sharing a Christmas book and reminiscing of past Christmases. Special treats of peppermint tea and mincemeat cookies were shared.
Religious services were conducted by Rev. Roger George of the Church of Christ and Father Sphere from St. Mary’s Catholic Church.
Cindy Baicon conducted a cooking class which involved pumpkin rolls. These tasty treats were served for the evening meal.