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Arkell Hall Adult Home news - 07/10/2014

Thursday, July 10, 2014 - Updated: 1:17 AM

CANAJOHARIE -- The following news from Arkell Hall Adult Home is from June 9 through July 4.

Volunteers received an appreciation day with the theme, "Thank You For Being A Friend." One of Arkell's newest volunteers, Mike O' Connor, led everyone in a performance of the "Golden Girls" theme song. Speaking and giving thanks were Kim Lawrence, director; Joe Santangelo, trustee and administrator; and Linda Klump, activities director. Gifts of appreciation were given. Refreshments and social time were shared on the beautiful porch on a memorable afternoon.

Ten residents were joined by drivers Barbara Smith, Barbara Kramer, Eunice Bollen and Linda Klump, for dinner at Ripepi's Restaurant in St. Johnsville. Participating guests were Kim and Caitlin Lawrence, Tom Bollen and Gerald Klump.

Fourteen residents enjoyed an afternoon of music with pianist Carolyn Crouch and her mom, Marian Harris. They sang "I'll Talk with God," "Amazing Grace" to the tune of "O Danny Boy," "He Looked Beyond My Fault," and sing-a-longs to "Tea for Two," "In the Good Old Summer Time," "Moon River," "In the Shade of the Old Apple Tree," and Dean Martin's song "Everybody Loves Somebody Sometime".

The week of the fourth, some of the residents made red, white and blue candy kiss rose bud bouquets in vases for the dining tables.

Dawn Lamphere was in to provide a special patriotic service for the Wednesday morning fellowship.

Residents Evelyn Casler, Eva Fuelleman and Reva McGowan, went to the weekly card game at Arkell Center and Don Nestle, Evadean Sierra, Margaret Bollen, Maguerite Brust and Linda Klump, activities director, played a game of pitch Wednesday, July 2.

A chicken barbecue was held for the annual big bang fourth on the third celebration, which included watermelon and ice cream. Everyone saluted the flag, sang "America the Beautiful" and recited special poems and prayers. Red, white and blue adorned the dining area. 

After dinner, everyone adjourned to the music room for some good ol' summertime songs, starting with "In the Good Old Summer Time," "Sailing Along on Moonlight Bay," "In My Merry Oldsmobile," and "This Land is Your Land," just to name a few. Music was led by the Arkell friends group "Elinor and Friends." Dancing the polka were Nancy Mace and Linda Klump, and dancing the waltz were Margaret Bollen and Linda Klump. It was a spectacular fourth of July event.


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