United Presbyterian Home
It was over a week ago, but residents are still talking about the tractor parade that drove through campus as part of the Washington 175th Anniversary Celebration. Over 150 tractors of various makes, models and vintages paraded through town on Thursday, June 5, 2014, showcasing the important role agriculture has played in Washington’s history. The parade split at one point with half of the tractors driving to Halcyon House and the other half driving through each street of the UPH campus with numerous opportunities for residents all around campus to get a firsthand look at tractors and the many familiar faces of the tractor drivers.
Visiting Marjorie Fullerton over the weekend were her son, Ron, from Hastings Neb.; grandson, Craig, from Omaha, Neb.; and his 8-year-old daughter, Kylie. Marjorie reports that Kylie is as sweet as can be and full of energy.
Many families met in the Main Dining Room on Father’s Day to enjoy dinner together. Chef Cory Evans prepared BBQ ribs for the holiday meal. They were well received, as he served every last rib.
Wilma Snakenberg celebrated her birthday with an open house on Sunday afternoon. Wilma was joined by her family and friends for a big birthday bash in her honor. The party had a roses theme. Cake and cupcakes were decorated with red roses, red and white roses adorned the tables and, as Wilma wished, each person attending the party was given a red rose to carry home in remembrance of the day.
Men of the United Presbyterian Home were treated to ice cream sundaes on Monday afternoon in the Health Center. Carol Enfield and Elizabeth Tschantz dished up the topped desserts as a way of paying tribute to the fathers and men in our lives.
Evans presented a "Price is Right" game as part of the dietary monthly chat session on Wednesday afternoon. Evans asked participants to select the correct price of various items purchased in the 1960s and the same items priced today. Coffee, milk, stamps, Hersey chocolate bar, Coke, jeans, movie ticket and a Sunday newspaper were some of the items compared.