Twenty Willow Brook residents rode to the Delaware County Fair’s Seniors Day in style. The DATA trolley picked them up and delivered them inside the fairgrounds right beside the 4-H building.
Another dozen came on their own to enjoy fair food, including fried gator on a stick, elephant ears, chicken & dumplings, home-made ice cream, corn dogs, and Walleye sandwiches. Yum Yum.
Folks watched the harness racing, exhibits, 4H animals and showmanship competitions, and many took the rides. Julia Foster even braved the “Zero Gravity” on her own! Beautiful blue skies all day long.
Willow Brook has been a sponsor of Seniors Day for the past several years, and our banners could be seen all over the fairgrounds.
Every other Thursday morning our residents have the pleasure of a visit from Rocky and Keeper. Gary and Robin Hughes, owners and trainers of the Australian Shepherds, faithfully bring the dogs to visit and do tricks for the residents. The dogs are very personable and treat our residents like family.
Rocky and Keeper have truly become good friends of our residents and staff at Delaware Run. Many residents have expressed how much they love the dogs visits and that they remind them of days gone by when they had a dog. There are a few residents that say nothing, they just bury their smiling faces into the dogs fur for a big hug and usually get a kiss out of the deal!
Delaware Run residents gathered in the Summit room and participated in a fun new game facilitated and planned by DR resident Bill Baskwill, called “Where in the World Are We". Pictures of both the US and abroad were displayed in a slide show for folks to yell out the answer.
Residents had fun identifying and recalling many of the famous locations presented. Kudos go to Bill Baskwill for an excellent and well thought out graphical presentation of some of the famous places all around the world. This was a great night of camaraderie and reminiscing.
We have photographic proof that the boys edged past the girls for a victory, in the final round of last night’s Geography Bee. About 30 residents cheered on one another, while Delaware City Schools retired geography teacher, Reg Hollinger served as reader for the competition. In the photo, George Alexander accepts the Winners Certificate representing the Boys team, and Jeanine Hall accepts the Certificate for the Girls. The neck & neck scoring begs for a repeat match.