At long last, winter is over, and on March 19th our residents happily welcomed in spring with our annual Spring Fling Gala. Residents always look forward to this time of celebrating, with dinner, drinks, and entertainment.
The anticipation of a special evening started that afternoon, as the ladies got all dolled up and the men dusted off their suits and dress shoes. The restaurant, aka our main dining room, was decorated in a spring theme of flowers and butterflies. The evening began with offerings from the bar and the talented, Mary Kilpatrick, playing the piano. Many songs from years gone by were played, which had people singing along and reminiscing. Mary continued to provide music throughout dinner, which was enjoyed and appreciated by all. And what’s a celebration without great food? Prime rib, Butterfly shrimp, Cheesy Potatoes, Roasted red potatoes, Buttered baby carrots, Parmesan brussel sprouts, Dinner salad and Rolls were on the menu. After dinner, the dessert cart was presented at each table and choosing was not an easy feat, as the variety of homemade, tempting, desserts all looked so good.
Each of our residents left the gala with satisfied tummies, smiles and new memories. Yes, evenings such as this take planning, participation and extra effort from all staff, from all departments, and I speak for all of us when I say that every second of effort on our part, was worth every moment of joy that our residents experienced.