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Spend an hour, spend a day

By Ashley Crownover

February 2012 has started off great at Henrietta Care Center. Friday the 3rd, we celebrated National Carrot Cake Day. It was such an awesome treat. Beth makes homemade desserts that are out of this world, and her carrot cake is no exception. It is delicious. The residents at HCC get to enjoy mouth-watering desserts on a regular basis, and we definitely are not complaining about that. Thanks Beth!

Charlene Taylor is back from the hospital. Charlene, we are so glad to have you back. We truly missed you while you were gone.

We will have our monthly potluck meal this Friday, the 10th, at noon. Since Mardi Gras is in February, we will celebrate by eating gumbo. It will be delicious, so stop by and have a free meal on us. We would truly enjoy having you.

Our Valentine’s Day party is scheduled for 2 p.m. on Feb. 14. Please come by and help us celebrate. We will have a king and queen, and you vote counts. Come to HCC and enjoy the festivities and vote for who you think should be crowned king and queen. Our residents always love having visitors.

On the downside, we may be losing a volunteer. Janice, who comes on Tuesdays and Thursdays to play the guitar and sing old familiar gospel songs that everyone loves, may no longer be able to join us. She and her husband just do not feel as well as they would like and are considering moving closer to family. This will be a huge loss for us, but we do pray that God keeps you both happy and in his care.

This being said, HCC is looking for volunteers. Music is always a great activity to have in our facility. Everyone enjoys hearing various kinds of music and any kind of musical instrument. Please think about stopping by and sharing your talent with us. Other volunteers are welcome to come by and help us with any kind of activity. Pick anything that is good for you or you are comfortable doing such as reading the newspaper, playing table games, calling bingo, playing trivia games, serving coffee and snacks at coffee hour, playing the piano, doing pet therapy if you have a well-trained animal, starting your own group activity, doing crafts, conducting an exercise class, etc. What is your favorite pastime? Please consider sharing your time with us. I am certain you will enjoy it as much as the residents will. Thirty minutes to an hour each week would be greatly appreciated.

We would like to take a minute to thank a few of the people who help make HCC a place our residents can call home. We appreciate the cookies that the First Baptist Church G.A. group brought to HCC for the residents. They were delicious. Barbara McKay, thanks again for donating bingo prizes. Everyone loves the homemade crafts that you bring. Katie Leavins, thank you for donating the stuffed animals. We will use them for Valentine’s prizes at our party. They will add the perfect touch. Skylar, Tyler, Preston and Chance, thank you so much for volunteering for an hour each Thursday. We truly appreciate having such youthful boys spending time with us. Sarah and Jane, we value the time you spend doing activities with the residents. We do not know how we ever got along without the two of you. Clay County Leader, thank you for donating the newspaper to us every week. This is also a great activity for us. Most of the residents at HCC are from the Henrietta-area, and they enjoy having the newspaper to keep up with the current events in the community and county. Thanks to the Church of Christ for the weekly Sunday school program, your devotion is greatly appreciated. Thank you to the First Baptist Church Children’s Mission for the Valentine’s decorations for the residents’ doors. Last but not least, we would like to extend our appreciation to Jim Moses and Brother Randy Osborn for your dedication to HCC residents. Your visits and your prayers mean so much to everyone at HCC. May God bless each of you for blessing us.

God has truly blessed us with wonderful churches in Clay County. We appreciate and welcome all. We are very fortunate to a community that has so much church involvement. Your presence is our glory.

We hope everyone has a wonderful week, and we absolutely love seeing new faces. Stop by if you can!


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