Meeting Minutes from December 21st


We went from 494 to 513 residents this week!

Welcome to our newest residents:

 Carolyn Maxwell from Branson, Missouri!


Linda and Marion DeJong from Rockford, Michigan


The Angel Tree Project was again a huge success.  Patti Ellison and Mary Hanson are the Coordinators of this project. Take a look at the gifts that will be taken to ARISE.  What a wonderful time the children will have opening all these gifts.

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Cathy Chapin, Park Manager welcomed everyone.

Mary Hazlett offered prayer.

Cathy and Larry wished everyone a Merry Christmas.

Margarita Party –  T-shirt are $10 and now available in pink.   Please give your order to them at the park meeting.

New Building Update –  Jim Thomas announced we had received the $10,000 check from the Wilder Corporation.  He has bids to construct the shell and the contractor is available by mid-January.  Thomas will be available in the Small Hall after the meeting and on Thursday morning to answer questions and accept donations.  We need to raise another $16,000.  That is approximately $20 per person in the park.

A Loaded Baked Potato Bar and dessert along with entertainment by Carlos will be held Friday, December 23, 2016 at 5:30 pm as a building fundraiser.  Admission is $10 per person.   A sign-up sheet was available.

Stockings Project: Barb DeGaramo thanked everyone for their donations to the stockings.  We presented 239 stockings for the children.

Lee King presented the following information

Route 66 dance – 68 attended; Jam 140 meals served; 90 residents had blood drawn from RGVH; and the 4 His Glory Gospel Group will return on March 9th.

Activities will no longer accept $50 or $100 bills at their events.  

Anita’s information:

Murder at the Deadwood Saloon:

Note: –  Anita and Lee were dressed in costume for the late 1800’s to introduce a new event at the Ranch.   A Murder Mystery Dinner Theater “Murder at the Deadwood Saloon”   will be held on January 31st at 5:30 pm.  Tickets are available in the Activity Office and at the Park Meeting Mall for $12.00.  Some of the cast were present………..Lee Clement, Harry High Stakes, Owner of the Deadwood Saloon; Larry Chapin, Mitch Maverick, Businessman from the East; and Sherri Melvin and Della Rae Orndorff will be saloon girls…………. It is going to be a fun night you won’t want to miss.

Menu – Hardtack; cowboy beans; beef stew, cornbread, and cobbler.

Tables will guess who the murderer is and receive prizes.   More information and a teaser will be given at the meeting each week.

Tickets are on sale!

Red Head Express will be here on January 19th with performances at 3 pm and 7 pm.  Advance Tickets are now available at $10.  Tickets at the door are $12

Treadmill update – Exercise Room.  The treadmill that was broken is standing up.  A new treadmill has been set up.

Garage Sale – January 20 –  Sign up for tables in the Activity Office.

Friday, December 23 – 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm Loaded Baked Potato Bar with dessert; 6:45 pm door prizes and 50/50 drawing; 7 pm -9 pm  Music with Carlos.  No lunch will be served on Friday.

Saturday, December 24th –  2 pm Christmas Party, bring goodies to share.  If you wish to exchange presents, please bring a $10 gift, wrapped, and marked for man or woman.

Candlelight Service at 7 pm on Saturday night.  Please join us.

Sunday, December 25th   9 am –  Worship Service

At approximately 11 am – Lee King will announce when tables can be moved to set up for your Christmas dinner.

Tuesday, December 27th  3 pm  –  Lone Star Downs will be held in the Friendship Hall.  Please join in the fun of Winter Ranch Horse Racing.  Concessions will be open.  Need Volunteers.

Happy Holidays from the Activity Department.


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