This year 16 Cardinal clients, staff, and family members celebrated Thanksgiving together. Everyone met at the office around 5:30pm and shared a delicious meal of turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, veggies, green bean casserole, deviled eggs, cranberry sauce, and dinner rolls. Supper was followed by pumpkin and pecan pie with whipped cream. All who attended relished the company and conversation!
This year for Cardinal Past-times we held a class that was help called Canvas and “Champagne.” The clients were each given their own canvas to paint to their liking. They also got to enjoy some their own little individual bottles of “Champagne!” This event was so much fun and filled with lots of laughter and socializing!
Jackson ladies love to have parties! Most recently they had their annual Halloween party. They invited all kinds of people which included
staff, previous staff, family and friends. They served eyeballs, bloody skin and all sorts of yummies. Everyone who came had so much fun as they socialized and took lots of pictures. It was so fun delighting everyone who came!
I had the great pleasure in taking a client on her vacation to Wisconsin Dells, we left on a Friday and returned home on a Monday. We went to the House on the Rock where we did a lot of walking and which tuckered both of us out. Marsha enjoyed shopping and we had a chance to be goofy trying on hats. Her favorite things to do were shopping, eating and gambling. Although she did not win she loved playing the slot machine that had cats on it. If I had a $1.00 for every time she told me she loved me for taking her and how much fun she was having I would be rich. ~Bonnie
Another successful Austin Family/Client/Staff Picnic was held at The Arc Mower County on September 25th. This years theme was Fiesta and Tacos, Nachos, and many other good meal items were served. Friends and Family gathered to visit and socialize. There may have been some typical Austin Shenanigans occurring as well. Why does everyone have such colorful hair?
Thanks to Jen Spear and Porsche Thornburg for planning another picnic this year. Thanks Amy Blackstad for assisting them during the picnic. Thanks to Jamey at The Arc for always assisting us in anyway possible and letting us use The Arc for our yearly picnic. Thanks to the Cardinal DSP’s who attended and brought the individuals you support to celebrate another year.