On Jan. 16, there were a little more than 75 residents at the community center where a “meals on wheels” dinner was being served.
We were unable to attend, but I do understand from several people that they had a lovely meal consisting of a salad, chicken, mashed potatoes, corn, and apple pie for dessert. This will hopefully be the start of something new, and we will have another dinner in March.
Joyce Bell arranged for this to take place and our thanks go out to her. Marty and I were unable to attend as we had previous commitments.
We saw, at Rainbow Village, a fantastic show called “Sweethearts of Branson.” It was a very good show that consisted of two singers – husband and wife.
The show that they presented to us was called “Dolly and Friends.” It had many of Dolly’s hits through the years, including “A Coat of Many Colors,” “9 to 5,” “Jolene,” “Islands in the Stream,” “I Will Always love You,” and several more. They told charming stories about Dolly and where she came from, how she met the man of her dreams, plus singing with Porter Wagoner and more. The show lasted 2 hours with a small intermission. We went home delighted with what we saw.
On Jan. 19, approximately 50 residents and guests came out to experience a karaoke party at the community center. It was hosted by Paul Williams with Gary Wilcox assisting.
Between the two of them, they kept the evening rolling. The karaoke music was shown on the computer, and they also had a CD player there if anyone brought a CD to play their special karaoke music.
They started out the evening with a fantastic song by Gene Watson and sung by Gary Wilcox called “Memories to Burn.”
The evening continued with several more songs entitled “Amarillo by Morning,” “Mack the Knife,” “Hey There Lonely Girl,” “Wabash Cannonball,” plus so many more. There were Elvis songs, some slow songs and some Charlie Pride tunes.
Several couples brought some snacks and drinks.
As the evening progressed, more and more people wanted to take the mike and sing their hearts out. We discovered that several residents at Grand Horizons have talent.
It turned out to be a successful evening and loads of fun. This was a first, and we hope to have it every month.
By Helene Rubenstein, Grand Horizons