October was wonderfully busy, and we enjoyed the fall sights, sounds, and smells!  I love it when the children from the Little Bulldogs Childcare Center come in their costumes.  It is always so much fun to visit and pass out treats to them.  Our brunch with Chef Kevin was fabulous and we’ll look forward to having him back again.

In November we will take some special time to celebrate and honor our Veterans.  We will be displaying pictures of our Veterans on a special Story Wall and will be heading to MFL Mar Mac’s annual Veteran’s Day Celebration.  We will be preparing for Thanksgiving and taking time throughout the month to be grateful for our blessings.  It is hard to believe it, but we are also getting ready for this year’s Christmas festivities!  I am pleased to announce that Miss Iowa, Mikhayla Hughes-Shaw, will be joining us during our annual Christmas Open House on Saturday, December 8th from 2-4pm.  Mikhayla is John and Mary’s great granddaughter.  They are very proud of her accomplishments and are looking forward to her sharing her talents with us that afternoon.  If you are anywhere in the area, please plan on joining us and spreading the word!  Our Resident Christmas party will take place on Christmas Eve and we will look forward to opening gifts together.  If you need gift ideas or would like to donate to the activity department in honor or memory of a loved one, please feel free to reach out to me at 563/873-3527.  Have a great holiday season!      ~Debbie Johnson, Activity Director


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Pictured above is John and Mary's great granddaughter, Miss Iowa