WCHS baseball team visits SNRC residents

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By Special to The Sun

In preparation for Christmas, we are having the Advent wreath each Monday morning before lunch. The residents who participate enjoy this special activity.

The Legend of the Christmas Tree story was read last Monday afternoon. Everyone who attended liked the story. We remembered going out into the woods, cutting down our own live Christmas tree and then putting it in a bucket with rocks around it.
The Third Order of St. Rose, along with Father Kevin McGraff, led us in a Christmas Rosary prayer service Tuesday afternoon. The residents who participated enjoyed this special prayer time.
Who doesn’t like a cookie of some type? We enjoyed the history of a cookie program on Tuesday afternoon. The residents had fun talking about their favorite cookies - chocolate chip and Oreo cookies.
The famous auction house, Christies, was started years ago on Dec. 5. We enjoyed thinking about auctions of different types, such as farm machinery, estate and farm auctions, etc. We talked about raising our hand and making a bid on something you didn’t want to buy.
We strung popcorn Wednesday afternoon in the dining room while we were eating some, as well. Some of the popcorn was put on a couple of trees in the ladies’ rooms.
We made gingerbread cookies Thursday afternoon. Those who helped enjoyed this cookie activity and then we ate them. Perhaps you have made gingerbread men or a gingerbread house at Christmas.
The Washington County High School baseball team and coach Derek Schuler came and read, talked and wished the residents a Merry Christmas. It was great interaction between the players and our residents on Thursday. We are looking forward to their return in the future.
The Rainy Day Band was terrific Friday night. They played and sang Christmas songs as well as other favorite types of songs. A large group gathered for this Christmas musical event. Gene, Ruby, Bobby, Buddy and Phillip made our Christmas event special. We look forward to their return in the New Year.
This Saturday night  Joe Hamilton and the Country Connection will be entertaining us with Karaoke style music. The time of this event is 7 p.m. Anyone who likes music is invited to join us in celebrating this Christmas season.
On Wednesday, Dec. 19, from 10 a.m. to noon, we will provide free gift-wrapping for our seniors at the Washington County Senior Citizens Center. We look forward to assisting you in your gift-wrapping needs.
It’s our annual tradition in December to invite all our families to our Christmas Tree with Santa party. The time of this event is Friday, Dec. 21 at 2 p.m. Music, food, Santa Claus and presents will be a part of the fun as we celebrate Christmas.