Our main hall was set up for a Super Bowl party to watch the championship game on our new large projection screen that was hooked up to a television. It was a great way to watch the action of the game. Some diehard football fans brought their food and comfortable chairs to enjoy the event.
There was a group of football fans on Crimson Lane that had a 52-inch television sitting in front of their unit cheering on their team to win. They were enjoying their party on a beautiful night to be outside.
Clayton and Chris Sanderson were the chairpersons of the Canadian dinner. They had 80 people at the covered-dish dinner. They had a guest speaker that talked about snowbird insurance for the Canadians, they played a game called “How Much of a Canadian Are You?” had a silent auction, and handed out door prizes.
The entertainment was Doug Sawyer and seven of his Canadian friends playing and singing for the dinner. Great job, Clayton and Chris.
Steve Jeffris, a resident at our resort, put on a great one-man band and variety show. He performed to a full house.
He had four of our residents come up on stage and help him with the song “Moving On Over” as his back-up singers. They were so funny. Steve put on a great show, as always.
The Rainbowettes Red Hat ladies’ service project for this year was to host a spaghetti dinner to benefit the special needs children of Zephyrhills. The dinner was a great success. A big thank you to Steve Lykins and Rich Vogel for cooking the spaghetti using Tony Andrade’s famous sauce, and Del Larkin, Dick Luce and Dale Mosley for cooking 36 pounds of spaghetti.
A big thanks for all those that purchased tickets to support our project. God bless you all.
Ron and Betty Laskey celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary at a party their daughter Jill hosted for them. Many family members came to Florida to help Ron and Betty celebrate. Many friends and neighbors were honored to be guests at the party also. Each person shared a story about Ron and Betty on how they got to know them.
This is one great couple that does so much for others in our resort. We wish you many more years together.
Sherry Cherry was our entertainment for our ice cream social. Her first song was “Crazy,” which she sang that to Maynard Gross. It was so funny, and Maynard was a good sport during the song.
Then Sherry picked on Rich Vogel, and he was a good sport, too. It was requested that she sing “12 Days of Christmas” with 12 residents portraying each day of Christmas. It was great fun with Sherry Cherry, a beautiful lady that donated her fee to the pregnancy center.
We have a special little lady at Rainbow Village who just celebrated her 94th birthday. Ruth Simmons Rounds has been coming to Rainbow Village for 27 years. She came with her late husband Howard, and for the past 14 years, she flies down from DePeyster, N.Y.
Howard and Ruth were farmers in New York and worked very hard on the farm. They did some traveling around the states with their camper before becoming snowbirds. Ruth has vision problems, but you would never know it the way she gets around. She has many friends that help her and also some friends from New York that check on her.
Ruth and Howard were blessed with two children, four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. She always has a smile on her face. We love you, Ruthie.
Our last show of the season is the Jimmy Smith “Remembering the Legends and Gospel Show” on March 5 at 7 p.m. The ticket price is $8 each and can be purchased by calling Sue Flynn at (813) 782-5075.
By Sandra Gilbert-Abel
Published Feb. 19, 2014
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