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Neighbors Growing Together | Oct 31, 2014

United Presbyterian Home

Feb 10, 2014

Kerr Hall residents enjoyed a movie night on Friday. Thirteen people met in the second floor lounge to watch The Butler on a DVD. It is based on the true story of a man who served as a White House butler through seven administrations.

Jeanine Dusenbery celebrated her birthday in the Town Center on Tuesday with friends and neighbors.

Jenny Humphrey’s fifth-grade art class presented their sculptures to residents of the United Presbyterian Home.  Mrs. Humphreys has been teaching for 13 years, the past eight in Washington.  She brought three students, Mary Larrimore, Sydney Cuddeback, and Alex Guzman.  They had different sculptures that they brought with them, the first being sculptures they had to do in groups with random objects like paper, cups, and styrofoam.  Mrs. Humphrey’s said she graded mainly on how well they worked in their group rather than the actual sculpture.  They also brought Relief Sculptures that were more flat sculptures made of random objects and aluminum foil.  They also had clay whistles that each of them made.  They had a step by step presentation of how to make the clay whistles that took the students about five class periods to finish each whistle with a different pitch. The residents were asked if they had art class when they were in school and no one remembers an organized art class. It’s fun to think how much schooling has changed and all the different things students are learning today.

The United Presbyterian Church Circles take turns organizing a hymn sing in the Health Center each month. This month Circle Four was in charge and joined the residents in song on Tuesday afternoon. The ladies were helped by Jerry King who led the singing.

Campus Council was in session on Wednesday morning. CEO Mike Moore addressed the residents with the 2014 budge. Food Service Director Ellen Anderson-Kieffer announced the February special events of Campus Breakfast on Feb. 13, Sunday Brunch on Feb. 23, and a Friday night fish fry on Feb. 28. Chef Cory will provide a variety of live food presentations during the week of Feb. 17 through Feb. 21. Activity Director Carol Enfield spoke of plans for a Valentine’s Dance on Feb. 14, with resident musician David Draheim providing the keyboard music.

Jim and Shirley Clegg celebrated 60 years of marriage this week. Jim and Shirley were married on Feb. 5, 1954, in Burlington, Iowa. They are the parents of five children, James of Aberdeen, Washington; John of New Orleans, Louisiana; Jill of Waldron, Indiana; Julie of Grapevine, Texas; and J.R. of Freeman, South Dakota. A reception in the Brownlee Dining Room was planned by their five children who were unable to attend due to distance and winter travel. Many friends, current neighbors and former neighbors braved the snowy winter weather to wish Jim and Shirley a joyous anniversary and share in their celebration.

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