There was no rain and mud as Cracker Jack, Ghost, Old Blackie, Blaze, and Black Snapper lined up at the starting line for the Run for the Roses horserace at Clinton County Care & Rehab Center. Of course, we were not at Churchill Downs but for our elders it was fun to compete at home for the wreath. Winning the coveted wreath were Ruby Jones and Enno Rednour. Ruby’s horse was Cracker Jack and Enno’s was Ghost. Congratulations!
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What a blessed time we had observing this year’s National Day of Prayer at our home. We were honored by the presence of our Mayor, Lyle Pierce; our County Judge Executive, Ricky Craig; and our Circuit Court Clerk, Jake Staton and his wife, Sandy. Each of these community leaders led us in prayer for the favor of God and His kindness upon us nationally as well as locally. A highlight was the Presentation of Colors by our own Clinton County JROTC under the command of Major Ramsey, and the singing of the National Anthem by Sandy Staton. Because of a beautiful morning, we were able to present our petitions to Heaven under the canopy of God’s heavens.
They call themselves The Red Hat Society. Jean Piercey is considered their Queen. Ms. Piercey was a recent inductee into our Hall of Fame for her volunteer work. One of the things she does is schedule the Red Hat Society to visit our home. Their Easter entertainment, performed last week, brought numerous praises from our elders. The Society not only dresses colorfully, but they also dance. Their choreographed dancing encouraged joyfulness and fun. Even some of the staff wanted to participate in the dancing. It was Red Hats, dancing shoes and a lot of smiling faces. Thank you to Jean Piercey and the Red Hat Society.
Rainy weather did not deter our elders from providing an Easter Egg Hunt for elementary school students last week. On Good Friday, several elders scattered eggs filled with candy treats across the gymnasium floor of the Elementary School. Principal Armstrong has supported this intergenerational activity with enthusiasm. We appreciate him and his staff for this opportunity. The elders had a wonderful time and the student’s Easter was a little more cheerful.