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Christmas thanks from Henrietta Care Center

Ashley Crownover

Petrolia second graders came to Henrietta Care Center at 1 p.m. on Dec. 13. Words cannot express how grateful the residents and staff are to have such a wonderful group of children at our facility. They sang Christmas carols, passed out handmade ornaments for the residents, and generously gave each resident a hug and a wish for a merry Christmas. We all had such a great time at this joyous event. All the residents enjoyed the well-behaved children, and they loved hugging the children and spending time together. We hope this is not the last visit we receive from this class, and we also would love to see other children from schools in Clay County. We would like to extend a special thank you to the second grade children as well as the teachers and staff that made this visit possible. The hugs that he residents and staff received from the children will last forever in our hearts.

Joy’s Children’s Group will be here the 18th, and we are all looking forward to this group of children visiting us.

We would like to thank Lavita Barrett for the baklava in memory of Berma Thomas. We appreciate you, and we are very fortunate to have had such a loving, caring family member who supported her mother while she was in our care. We know you miss her dearly, and we hope that God will continue to comfort you.

Ruth Bethany’s Sunday school class from Petrolia First Baptist Church donated Kleenex as Christmas gifts for each of our residents. These gifts will be very useful. Your thoughtfulness is greatly appreciated.

We are thankful for the donations that were made to our resident Christmas fund by the First Baptist Church of Jolly and The Women’s Mission Group. Your kindness made our Christmas celebrations brighter. We could not have had as successful of a Christmas party without your help.

Thank you to Linda Henderson for your help with the Christmas gifts. We appreciate you spending your day off to help shop for the party. Your kindheartedness and generosity is truly an asset to HCC.

The GA group at First Baptist Church of Henrietta brought Christmas cards to HCC and passed them out to the residents. Your thoughtfulness means so much to all of us, and we really enjoyed having you here.

The Cowboy Church has been supportive throughout the year. They come to HCC twice a month and entertain the residents with great religious songs that bring back fond, loving memories to all. To celebrate the holiday season, they came out on Dec. 11th and brought gifts for each resident as well as boxes of lotion and notepads and pens for the residents’ use. Thank you so much for your continuous generosity.

Grace Temple Baptist church came to sing Christmas songs for the residents on Dec. 14. We would like to thank you very much for taking time to come to the facility. We all love and benefit from the songs you sing when you are here.

We also want to express our thanks to Dan Webb, Stevie Bounds and Helen Galliton for the entertainment they provided at the resident Christmas party. You were so kind to come out on such short notice. We appreciate you so much, and God Bless you.

Another thank you goes to Lindle Hodges. We appreciate you for your time and patience when being Santa for our Christmas photos. The residents and their families really enjoyed the pictures they got at the party of the residents with Santa.

To Mr. and Mrs. Claus, thank you so much for volunteering for our resident Christmas party. We are so glad that you stuck around for pictures and talked to the residents one-on-one. We have received so many compliments on your both, and we will forever be grateful for the awesome job you did for everyone at HCC.

Last but definitely not least, thank you to Troop 8515 for your visit on Dec. 13. The residents really enjoy the Christmas card you made for them. We are very fortunate to have groups like you that help let our residents know how special they are.

Our sympathy goes out to the family of Lori Cotton. We are sorry for your loss, and we are praying for you during this misfortunate time in your life.

To the families and friends of Nettie Jim Carter, Betty Aday and Mary Gwin, thank you so much for sharing these precious ladies with us. We will miss them greatly, and we pray that you will be comforted during your time of grief. We are truly blessed to have known and been able to take care of such wonderful women. Each one of these ladies was unique and an enormous joy to be around.


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