Thursday, 28 November 2013

Check out what we have been up to - September, October & November!

I apologise  for not having updated our Blog since August!  I will endeavour to fill in the gaps and get myself back on track for the New Year.
One for the more enjoyable gatherings this year to date was our  Halloween Bash. It never ceases to amaze me just how much effort our residents and staff will go to in the name of Fun. Some of the costumes were spectacular; we opted to have a poll for the Best, Scariest and Funniest  get-up - not an easy decision considering the caliber; but herewith the results:

Best:'Scarecrow' Janet with 'Charlie'

Scariest:"Long-John' Alec with 'Chain-ganger' Satu

Funniest: 'Hippy' Gordon with 'Rocker' Brian
Not too shabby huh! Here's some more....

Our Team Terrific

Baby doll & Morticia

Cavell Gardens 'Coven'

Mother Superior

Diablo Debra

Cowgirl Claudine

'Mystic Meg' & 'Clint'

Foxy Devil

Invisible Marianne

A Touch of Class, Doug & Julia

'Available' Jean and Baby Doll

Cool Cats, Delores & Woody
In the warm glow of our Halloween bash success November started well and continued to get even better. I don’t know if I speak for everyone but I’ve certainly had fun. On the 14th we hosted another successful outreach program with the Kingsgate Mall Seniors Group; Erin, Josephine and I took on the role of Santa’s (not so little) helpers to serve lunch and help ‘Santa Hank’ give out poinsettias and gift bags to 126 local seniors. It was organized chaos to say the least; especially when Santa was mobbed by the hoards of ladies all wanting to sit on his knee. That all in response to the promise of a free Cavell Gardens pen for anyone who dared!

Cavell Gardens is a regular sponsor of the Kingsgate Mall Seniors Group which meets the last Thursday of each month. Mall Manager Leyda, Josie, Santa Hank, Michelle & Erin
Next was the Christmas Bazaar on Saturday 16th. As a new CG Tradition we only have last years to compare its success to but I feel we exceeded expectation.  It was a delight to see so many of our relatives joining in the day. We had numerous vendors including hand made Masai Jewellery by Lotusland Imports & ethnic gifts from Ten Thousand Villages and The Wilderness Committee . Most impressive and very popular was our selection of goods provided by our very own Knitting and Sewing Club.
Warmest thanks to Jean (recreation) and her team of volunteers for making it all seem so effortless and to Rancy (catering)  and her team for overseeing the tea time treats and refreshments for our special afternoon tea - the perfect end to the perfect day.
Our staff and residents unwittingly adopted a charity this year in the guise of Hank's Christmas Glitter  Our residents & staff will be fundraising for this worthwhile charity through our Christmas Wishing Tree. All proceeds will be converted to small denomination gift cards which will then be distributed by ‘Santa Hank’ to the homeless and needy. The best thing about donating to this charity is every penny goes to the needy. The only thing we can’t assure you is that the wish you make will come true....!
All this and December has yet to even start - It'll catch up with you all then!

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