Chrissy Hariman played her music for our Mardi Gras dance. The committee did a wonderful job of decorating the hall. Each person that came to the dance could have their picture taken in front of a bench with balloons.
It was a fun dance with lots of fancy masks, beads and some even had special outfits to fit the occasion. Everybody was dancing to many kinds of dances like line dancing, fast dancing and slow dancing.
Thanks to Carol Halliday, Sue Larkins and Betty Vandenbosch. Betty always has done a great job of decorating the hall with whatever the theme is going to be for the dances. They all will be retiring from this committee, and now you all will be able to relax and enjoy the dances next year.
David Teague entertained at our Sunday night ice cream social. We always enjoy having David. He is so talented playing the guitar, electric guitar and banjo. He tried some of his new songs, and we loved them.
He invited Bob Richardson from the audience to sing, and Bob did a great job of singing with David. David invited Joe Edwards, 48 years on the Grand Ole Opry, to play dueling banjos on their guitars.
It was such great talent on stage that night.
The Sara Ghetto show at Rainbow Village was a very enjoyable evening with this very talented young lady who taught herself to play the keyboard, fiddle and many other instruments. She has her own studio where she plays and records all the music that you hear when she performs.
For a young lady who had several disabilities when she was born, she has shown how far she has come over the years to what she can do now. She travels with her father and mother all over the states to showcase her beautiful voice.
The Rainbowettes Red Hat group went to the Early Bird Dinner Theater in Clearwater to see “Lend Me a Tenor.” We took our husbands and several other guests along to this outing. It was a very enjoyable day.
A big thanks to Dick and Linda Luce, and Norm and Pat Hyatt, and their great committee for a great get-together for all the Michigan people in our park. They did the Michigan pledge and Michigan song, which a lot of people didn’t know they had.
Dick Luce read a very funny story: “Dear Diary, Living in Michigan.” It had everybody laughing. Good food, good times by all who attended.
Egg casserole, applesauce, orange juice, coffee, and a choice of either a Danish or muffin. Don Weaver and his great committee were in charge. They did a great job, and they sold out all they had to serve.
As you rode or walked through the park recently, you could smell the aroma of cooked pork. The association was cooking the pork for the pulled pork dinner that was served on Feb. 22. A lot of work goes into this meal.
This was a sell-out dinner with baked beans, scalloped potatoes and coleslaw.
After the dinner, nine pies baked by Bess Bonthuis were auctioned off, and they sold for $219. They had fun outbidding each other. Thanks to Eugene Hoard and his great committee for a great meal.
The Rainbow Village Carefree Talent Show was in the main hall. The tables were decorated in carefree colors, and lots of balloons were placed around the stage.
Steve Jeffris opened the show with several songs, and some of our residents put on a little lip-syncing to a ‘50s record. Really cute!
Doug Sawyer played his steel guitar, Linda Swinamer played guitar and sang, Bob Richardson played guitar and sang, and Glenda Walker sang two Patsy Cline songs.
The runner up was Linda Swinamer, and the winner was Glenda Walker, who will compete in the next round of the talent contest in March. Congratulations!
Our entertainment at Sunday night ice cream was Bob Walter, who won the Carefree Talent Contest last year. They did a great job of entertaining us for more than an hour, and when finished, they got a standing ovation and sang two more songs.
We witnessed why they won the contest. Great job!
We are looking forward to more events in the coming weeks at Rainbow Village.
By Sandra Gilbert-Abel
Published March 5, 2014