Holiday Gift Giving and Bake Sale Our annual holiday gift giving and bake sale will be held on Thursday and Friday, December 8 & 9 from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. A variety of holiday gifts will be on sale, some of which the residents made. Baked goods, candy, cocoa and other items will be available. All proceeds from this event will go to the resident special events fund. If anyone would like to donate a craft item or baked good for our show, please contact Patrice Melton, activity director. Thank you for your continued generosity in our residents. CHRISTMAS DAY DINNER If you would like to eat Christmas dinner with your loved one, please contact Lisa in the front office to purchase a ticket. The cost of the meal will be $5.00 and will include a traditional Christmas meal. Dinner will be at 11:30 am Resident Gift Giving Every year we always wonder, “What should I get mom or dad, grandma or grandpa?” Below are a few helpful suggestions that might get you started on your Christmas gift giving. *2017 Calendar (Large print, if possible) *Large clock *Subscription to large print magazine (Reader’s Digest) *Hand Lotion *Brushes/Combs *CD player with favorite CDs. *Gift certificates to facility beauty shop *Large print puzzles or word searches *MP3 player with music already on it. Music they would enjoy. We hope you enjoy shopping for your loved one. Merry Christmas! ***If you purchase clothes, please label the item with their name.*** It’s a Country Christmas at Colonial... Our annual family Christmas party will be held on Saturday, Dec. 17 at 2 p.m. in the dining room. We know that some of our residents will not be able to go home for Christmas, so this is a special time for families and friends to come here and celebrate the spirit of Christmas with them. This year we encourage you to dress in your cowboy/cowgirl attire because we are having a Country Christmas with all the fixins’. The Elkland Independent Methodist Choir will be singing a variety of carols for all to enjoy. If you have any questions, please contact Patrice Melton, activity director, at 417-345-2228. Don’t forget to bring a gift to put under the tree because Santa Claus will be making a presentation. (above) - Patrice, activity director, congratulates Herman on his years of service during last month’s Veteran’s Day program. Countdown to Noon Party Since hardly any of us stay up until the stroke of midnight on New Year’s Eve, the residents will be having a “Countdown to 12 noon” party on Dec. 31. We will have our party in the dining room area as we wait for lunch to be served. Horns, hats and noisemakers will be provided. We may even have some non-alcohol sparkling grape juice. Families are welcome to come celebrate with us.