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SCONA NEWS DECEMBER 2017

 

DECEMBER IS GOING TO BE A BUSY MONTH! WE HOPE TO SEE YOU OFTEN SO WE CAN SHARE THE JOY OF THE SEASON! HERE’S A REMINDER OF SOME OF THE ACTIVITIES YOU MAY NOT WANT TO MISS. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT THE CALENDAR, JUST GIVE US A CALL AT 780-433-5377

 

THANK YOU!!

MANY, MANY THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO HELPED OUT AT OUR PLAY PERFORMANCE, AND THE CHRISTMAS CRAFT AND BAKE SALE: CHARLOTTE KOCHAN, KAY READ, DORIS CHOMOKOVSKY, LEIGH CAREW, AGNES RYAN, EILENE SHUFLITA, TRUDY & CHARLES ENGLEN, BETTY BELIDA, LYNN & BILL STOTT, PAUL LIZOTTE, KATHY & MERLE PARK, CAROL COLUMBERG, JAN BURGESS, AUDREY BARNER, MARY MARKS, NELLY JANSE, SARA LAW, ASHLEY SWYCK, AND MAGGIE CUMMINGS. YOUR BAKING, KNITTING, SEWING, DONATIONS, LUNCHEON PREP, SETUP AND TAKEDOWN AT THE HALL, GREETING GUESTS, SELLING TICKETS, AND OF COURSE, PERFORMING IN THE PLAY MADE BOTH EVENTS TERRIFICALLY SUCCESSFUL! YOUR EFFORTS GENERATED OVER $4,000 TOWARD THE WORK OF SCONA! IF WE MISSED ANYONE, WE OWE YOU BIG TIME! THANK YOU SO MUCH TO EVERYONE!

 

VERY IMPORTANT

MAGGIE, WHO HAS BEEN A BLESSING TO SCONA FOR MORE THAN TEN YEARS, WILL BE LEAVING US THIS MONTH. SHE IS GOING OFF TO STUDY NURSING! YOU HAVE ALL BEEN A HUGE INFLUENCE IN HER LIFE, JUST AS SHE HAS BEEN IN YOURS, AND LEAVING SCONA HAS BEEN A DIFFICULT DECISION FOR HER. HOWEVER, WE CERTAINLY WISH HER EVERY SUCCESS AND WE ARE CONFIDENT THAT SHE WILL MAKE A TERRIFIC NURSE! YOU ARE ALL INVITED TO A SURPRISE FAREWELL FOR HER ON THE DAY OF OUR CHRISTMAS PARTY AT THE HALL, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 13TH AT 12 NOON. MAGGIE THINKS SHE WILL JUST BE BUSY HUSTLING DINNER UP FOR ALL OF US, SO DON’T LET THE CAT OUT OF THE BAG!! SEE YOU THERE!

PLEASE JOIN US FOR POTLUCK AT SCONA ON MAGGIE’S LAST OFFICIAL DAY OF WORK, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 15TH, 12 NOON. ALL OF OUR REGULAR FRIDAY GUESTS THOUGHT IT WOULD BE GREAT IF MAGGIE DIDN’T HAVE TO PREPARE DINNER ON HER LAST DAY!! JOIN US, AND CARRY WITH YOU THE LOVELY MEMORIES THAT WE HAVE OF TIME SPENT WITH MAGGIE.

 

CHRISTMAS WITH THE RUTHERFORD CHILDREN

COME TO RITCHIE HALL ON THURSDAY, DECEMBER 7TH TO SHARE YOUR CHILDHOOD MEMORIES OF CHRISTMAS WITH THE GRADE SIX CLASS OF RUTHERFORD SCHOOL. THESE ARE THE CHILDREN WE HAVE MET WITH OFTEN SINCE THEY WERE IN KINDERGARTEN, SO THEY HAVE GOTTEN TO KNOW US WELL. TRIPS TO SCONA ARE THERE ABSOLUTE FAVORITE! WE WILL PLAY GAMES, DECORATE COOKIES, BUILD A GINGERBREAD HOUSE, AND ENJOY LUNCH TOGETHER. YOU MIGHT GET SOME SPECIAL HUGS TOO!

 

FIELDTRIP

IT TAKES A BIT OF DOING TO ARRANGE TRANSPORTATION AND GET ORGANIZED FOR AN OUTING SO GIVE US PLENTY OF WARNING IF YOU INTEND TO COME SHOPPING AT WALMART ON MONDAY, DECEMBER 11TH.

 

FOOT DOCTOR

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 6TH AT SCONA. FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED BEGINNING AT 12 NOON. EVERYONE IS VERY ACCOMMODATING IF YOU HAVE ANOTHER COMMITMENT YOU NEED TO GET TO. LUNCH IS AVAILABLE WHILE YOU WAIT FOR JUST $5.

 

AROUND THE WORLD WITH SCONA

WE THOUGHT IT WOULD BE GREAT TO SHARE OUR VARIED CULTURES AND PRACTICES WITH EACH OTHER, SO WE ARE GOING TO START DOING JUST THAT. AS MANY CULTURES AS ARE REPRESENTED THROUGH OUR MEMBERS WILL BE INTRODUCED THROUGH THE BEST WAY WE KNOW HOW; A GREAT MEAL! THE FIRST COUNTRY WE WILL VISIT IS GERMANY. ANY OF YOU WHO HALE FROM GERMANY ARE INVITED TO COME TO SCONA ON TUESDAY, DECEMBER 12TH AT 1 P.M. TO PLAN A MENU OF YOUR FAVORITE MEAL. THEN ON TUESDAY, DECEMBER 19TH WE INVITE YOU TO COME AT 10 A.M. TO HELP PREPARE THE MEAL AND SERVE IT TO OUR GUESTS. THOSE WHOSE HERITAGE IS NOT FROM GERMANY ARE INVITED TO COME ENJOY THE FEAST AND POSSIBLY LEARN THINGS ABOUT THE CULTURE THAT YOU DID NOT KNOW. WE ARE EXCITED ABOUT THIS VENTURE, SO IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO FEATURE YOUR CULTURE, JUST LET US KNOW. WE ENCOURAGE YOU TO GET INVOLVED. THIS COULD BE GREAT FUN!!

 

CHRISTMAS DINNER, CHRISTMAS DAY

ANYONE, AND EVERYONE WHO WOULD OTHERWISE BE DINNING ALONE IS INVITED TO DINNER ON CHRISTMAS DAY AT SCONA. EXPECT TURKEY AND ALL THE TRIMMINGS, PLENTY OF JOY AND LAUGHTER, WARM FRIENDSHIP, AND A TRULY LOVELY DAY! DINNER WILL BE SERVED AT 4 P.M. OR AS CLOSE TO THAT AS CATHY CAN MANAGE. FEEL FREE TO COME ANYTIME AFTER 3 P.M. TO SIMPLY ENJOY THE AMBIENCE AND A HOT TODDY. CHRISTMAS AT SCONA IS ALWAYS A DAY TO REMEMBER WITH GREAT FONDNESS.

 

THERE’S PLENTY TO DO AT SCONA, SO JUST TAKE A LOOK AND SEE WHAT PEEKS YOUR INTEREST. REMEMBER, YOU ARE WELCOME TO COME AS OFTEN AS YOUR HEALTH PERMITS AND THE SPIRIT MOVES YOU! IF YOU HAVE NO MEANS TO GET TO SCONA OR ACTIVITIES AT THE HALL, JUST GIVE US A CALL!

 

 

AND A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL OF YOU FROM THE BOARD AND STAFF OF SCONA!!