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Halcyon House News

The weekly church service was provided by retired minister Kitch Shatzer. The sermon was titled ?Yes!? Scripture from John 20;1-9. Beth Janecek shared her talents on piano.


This week we celebrated residents? birthdays for the months of March and April. Residents enjoyed cinnamon rolls, juice and coffee along with some great conversation. Attending were: Denny Sorrell, Alice George, Fran Victor (who brought her husband Clyde along with her), and Becky Patterson (who also brought a special guest, her sister Sarah, from West Virginia).


Friday was a hip hop day for the Halcyon House community. In the morning Margaret Stauffer, representing Washington State Bank, dressed in an Easter bunny costume. The Easter Bunny was escorted throughout Halcyon House households with the assistance of Washington State Bank representative Beth Dillion. The Easter Bunny passed out Easter eggs to all the residents.


In the afternoon Sadie and Jude Carter, shared their cute and cuddly Lion Head bunnies named Eleanor and Whitmore with Halcyon House residents. The bunnies enjoyed all the cuddling; Whitmore fell asleep in Francis Moore arms while she snuggled him. These little bunnies brought a lot of smiles to the residents.


Enid Tweeton enjoyed Easter with her family; Bill and Ann, Mike, Dan and Kyle and the bulldogs, Beatrice and Mini Wini. Dave and Diane dropped by in the afternoon.


The Sunday evening movie was ?In the Good Old Summertime? starring Judy Garland and Van Johnson. These two squabbling music shop clerks sang classic tunes evoking an era of straw boaters and silvery moons.


On Monday the trivia program was ?April Showers Bring May Flowers.? We started out with an April word search but discovered that a couple of the words were not even in the word search. We figured it must have been an April Fools? joke that someone was playing on us. A trivia on the month of April was shared and discussion on everyone?s favorite spring flower. The tulip and Iris were the two favorites. April weather Lore finished off this program. A sunny April shower won?t last half an hour and If it thunders on All Fools ?day, it brings good crops and hay.


Route 66 Road trippers had another fabulous week! The Road trippers traveled over 7,000 miles again this past week. Leading the pack with the most miles traveled this week is Bea Johnson with 695 minutes of exercise, following close behind is Roger Cutkomp with 676 minutes of exercise; and in third place is Erma Ropp with 661 minutes of exercise.


Happy Birthday wishes go out this week to the following Halcyon House residents Denny Sorrell, Carol Gingerich, Donna Guy, Paige Hyde and Jessica Rivers.


The residents and team members at Halcyon House extend their deepest sympathies to the family and friends of Melody Counce and Dwight Graber.