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February 27, 2013

On The Bright Side – Mary Howell – 2/27/13

Filed under: Mary Howell — Freddie Keel @ 6:26 am

On The Bright Side

Mary Howell

Although February has been a short month, the residents of Hemphill Care Center have enjoyed a full schedule of fun activities planned just for their enjoyment.

Terry McGraw and Kids brought smiles to our faces during a Saturday morning visit at which time the Kids played their string instruments and sang various tunes for us.

On Sunday, February 3rd, our activity staff hosted a Super Bowl party with cold drinks and snacks.

The Hope Family Clowns of Lake Area Hospice entertained us on Monday afternoon. Laughter always flows when the clowns visit.

Our Resident Council met February 7th  and selected Brother G from Heart to Heart Hospice as Volunteer of the Month; Barbara Blaylock as Resident of the Month; and Chere Smith and Melissa Williams as Employees of the Month.

On February 12th the residents had a great time during the annual Mardi Gras party. King Cake was served, and Dwain Rhame found the baby that was in the cake.

The highlight of the month was our Sweetheart Dance on Valentine’s Day. Lester Singleton was crowned King, and Berna Lloyd was crowned Queen. Residents had fun rocking and rolling in their wheelchairs, keeping time with the music. The fun began when the king and queen danced to a love song. We were serenaded by Bill Ener who sang two or three golden oldies.

Our appreciations go to our February Bingo sponsors: Hemphill Church of Christ, Brother G from Heart to Heart Hospice, the American Legion Post #197, Parkway Baptist Church, and Camille from River City Hospice.

We observed Presidents Day playing a game of president trivia.

Other activities which made us happy were karaoke with Marti, music with the Pineywood’s Pickers, crafts with Hemphill Garden Club, and music by C.J. Michaels the One Man Band.

A big thank you goes to Macedonia Baptist Church Mission Ladies for their delicious cakes and pies baked for our pleasure.

Worship services and gospel singing were hosted by: First Baptist Church, Fairdale Baptist Church, Bethel Chapel Baptist Church, Community Fellowship Church, Church of Christ, Parkway Baptist Church, Antioch Baptist Church, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Six Mile Baptist Church, and Bethany Baptist Church.

We extend our sympathies to the families of Bernadine Powell and Maye Davis.

Happy Birthday to our residents born in February which includes Barbara Bickerstaff, Claude Strickland, Virginia Jones, and Lester Singleton.

This week’s activities include our afternoon matinée and popcorn, music with Quincy from Affinity Hospice today, and the 7th Annual Chili Cook-off tomorrow. We also have Bible study with Brandi and the February Birthday Party. Family and friends are welcome to participate in the chili cook-off Thursday afternoon.

We say thank you to all who helped to give us days on the bright side in February. 


February 27, 2013

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