Halcyon House

The weekly church services were provided by Minister Joe Helterbran, representing the Marion Avenue Baptist Church.

The sermon was titled ?The Gospel in a Nutshell.? Scripture from John 3:16. Howard Dantuma shared his special talents on the piano.

Halcyon House household residents celebrated national ? Beans and Franks Day, Friday, July 13th. Wonderful all-beef hotdogs were grilled outdoors to be enjoyed in all of the households. Along with all the fixin?s as well as baked beans.

During the closing ceremonies of our week long , Wesley Life Week Celebration, residents and guests were joyfully entertained by the Accordion Sisters, Mary Escher and Donna Moeller. The accordion playing duo are certainly talented and all in attendance were taken back in time with patriotic songs, hymns, and some polka favorites. Everyone was tapping their toes and singing along while enjoying ice cream sundaes. A wonderful end to a great week of celebration.

Halcyon House Activity Department hosted the weekly trivia program, ?Can You Believe It?s Not Butter? this past Monday, July 16. Residents started out with a word search puzzle with words pertaining to things that you can put butter on. Next came the making of the butter. Baby food jars were given to each person with the butter ingredients in them. The residents then mixed the ingredients until you had soft creamy butter. We had warm toast along with freshly made butter for a tasty morning treat. Trivia is always a part of the program and we learned that it takes 21 pounds of fresh, wholesome cow?s milk to make each pound of butter . Butter was probably accidentally created when whole milk carried in skin bags was carried by horseback and naturally ?churned? while traveling over rough terrain.

This past week the Halcyon House Activity Department baked delicious blueberry streusel muffins in Arborwood. The residents helped prepare the muffins by mixing the fresh berries into the bowl with the other ingredients. Everyone enjoyed this delicious homemade treat!

Happy Birthday wishes go out this week to Carolyn Kaufman, Ethel Henderson, Marilyn Weatherman and Erma Ropp.

The residents and team members at Halcyon House extend their deepest sympathies to the family and friends of Bess Edwards.