July Administrator’s Letter

Happy July everyone,

The month of July is proving to be a busy one! Our traditional summer picnic will be held on
Tuesday, July 5th from 11:00-1:00. It will be held in our front parking lot again this year so
Upper Lakes Foods can bring in their huge grill to BBQ for the picnic. Family and friends are
welcome. Sharon has many summer time activities planned.
Our Family Council and St. Ann’s Volunteer Auxiliary will be sponsoring an Employee Appreciation Pizza Party on July 14th. This pizza party is to thank our dedicated employees for all
of their hard work.
We also want to thank everyone that donated and helped fundraise for our new Social Hall
curtains. They have been installed and we have another of our projects completed.
One of the long traditions that was started by Sister Cecile LaForest, a former resident and
Chapel Sacristan, is to celebrate July 27th as St. Ann’s Day. It is a day of celebration, music
and refreshments.
This year it will be extra special. We will be remembering Father John Doyle beginning with
a 1:00pm service in the Chapel. Father was a resident at St. Ann’s from 2013 to 2022. Father passed away on March 20, 2022 and many could not attend his funeral in Virginia, MN.
It was his wish to have a Memorial Service at St. Ann’s. We then will have a social following
the service with Root Beer Floats and music by Glen Laspi in the Social Hall.
In the words of Sister Cecile – “So let us seize the day and joyfully celebrate each other’s
presence, showing gratitude to all who dwell at St. Ann’s, to our wonderful and dedicated
employees who graciously and efficiently enable us to carry out the Mission of St. Ann’s.”

Jan and Scott


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