Halcyon House News

Pastor Maureen Howard representing the Immanuel Lutheran Church, provided the weekly service to Halcyon House residents this past Sunday. The sermon was titled ?Freed by Christ Alone.? Scripture from John 8:31-36 was shared with those in attendance. Beth Janecek shared her musical talents on the piano.

A new session of Line Dancing kicked off this month at Halcyon House! Halcyon House residents Denny and Connie Sorrell, Community Members Linda Lowe, Carole Peoples, Heather Hora, Heather Schank, Carol Miller, Anne Logan, Kathy Ross, Peg Helscher, Diane Gallagher, Miriam Pacha, Norma Roddy, Mary Lynn Helscher and Gretta Embree are kicking it up to new and old country hits and urban line dance routines too! Line Dance participants are learning Cowboy Up, Dirt on my Boots and many more!

Halcyon House hosted a trip to Kalona on Wednesday, Oct. 25. Isy Flander, Sybil Thornton, Carol and Wes Madsen, Betty Quinn and Maxine Davisson shopped in downtown Kalona. Everyone enjoyed lunch at the Kalona Brewery followed by shopping at area country stores. Of course, everyone?s favorite stop was the Bakery.

Several residents recently attended ?Main Street Souvenirs? at the Washington Community Center. Nancy Stark, Marcella Reed, Karen McCreedy, Betty Osincup, Pete and Sandy Weller, Virginia Tschantz, and Gladys Ferguson enjoyed the celebration of small towns. The multimedia show with live ragtime piano, spanned 150 years of Americana including Joplin, Foster and Sousa.

Don and Loretta Gardner were happy to have Don?s daughter, Pam Nebergald, of Lebanon, Oregon, visit last week. Pam was here visiting family, relatives and friends. She visits Don and Loretta at least once per year and they really enjoyed having her here!

Halcyon House hosted almost 400 trick-or-treaters on Halloween. Residents Isy Flander, Mary Ann Hennigan, Lea Smothers, and Marcella Reed along with volunteers Robin Lamb, Millie Craig and Emma Craig helped direct the ghouls and goblins. Check out our Facebook page for pictures taken at the event.

Happy birthday to the following Halcyon House residents Don Siegle, Bev Johnson, and Alice Moore.

Halcyon House residents and team members send out their sympathy to the family of friend and resident Jack Fall.