We appreciate Virginia Burgher and several of her piano students, who played piano for us last Friday, Dec. 28. Students playing were Abby Breitling, Camden Breitling, Jenna Fulton and Ian Speck.
We also appreciate Shirley Testerman, who provided cookies for coffee time after the piano recital.
Pleasant Valley Church held the worship service Sunday, Dec. 30. Bonnie Morgan led singing, with Sue Jones accompanying on piano. Bonnie gave a reading titled “It’s Up to You.” Jack and Ramona Ufen read “Jesus is the Reason for the Season.” Sharon Stewart read “A Helping Hand.” Pastor Glenn Stewart read Philippians 2:5-11 and encouraged people to “Go tell somebody what Jesus has done for you.”
Coffee and cookies were served after the service.
A New Year’s party was held Monday afternoon. Girl Scout Troop 46116 and group leader Tamie Grogan helped with Bingo during the party and brought several gifts for prizes, too. The girls made ice cream sundaes and served them. Pepper nuts and banana bread were also served. Girls helping were Taica Blasdell, Allison Grogan, Brooke Lettau and Kylie Oligmueller.
Residents sang “Auld Lang Syne,” raised their punch glasses, gave a toast and shouted “Happy New Year,” and blew horns that had been handed out.
Father Chester Murtha celebrated Mass Tuesday morning.
Some residents went out, and some had guests in for New Year’s Day on Tuesday.
Maylou Oakley led Wednesday morning Rosary. Men’s Coffee was also served that morning.
Pastor Kent Atkinson led a Bible study, “A Time for Everything,” on Ecclesiastes 3:1-8.
Women’s Coffee was served Thursday morning.
Residents made perpetual calendars during arts and crafts time Thursday afternoon. In the evening, Scrabble games were played.
Stories from the January/February 2013 South Dakota magazine were read Friday morning for the reading time. One story read was “Duck, Flying Carp!” by Gary Howey.
Residents had fun with a parachute activity Friday afternoon, followed by coffee time.
Inspirational quote of the week: “For in the dew of little things, the heart finds its morning and is refreshed.” ~ Kahil Gibran
Residents celebrate New Year’s with a song, a toast and horns