As the month of December rolls along you will see St. Ann’s transformed into a
place of Christmas and holiday beauty. St. Ann’s is a huge building to decorate
inside and out. We hope you start to feel the Holiday spirit in the air!
There are many beautiful programs planned for the month and we hope that
you join in some of them. We will continue with the tradition of the Employee
& Resident Appreciation Party on December 15th from 1:30-3:00 pm in the Social Hall and the New Year’s Party on Friday, December 30th from 7-9pm with
music by the Windjammers to name a few.
We want to thank everyone for all the support and generosity over this year.
The support from residents, family, employees, volunteers and the community
are amazing and inspiring. You are what makes St. Ann’s strong and to be an
important place in the community.
Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Scott and Jan
November is a special time of the year for all of us to celebrate the harvest and give thanks for all we have. This year, 2022, has taught us the lesson that things we planned on or counted on can change quickly. From supply shortages to high inflation, we continue to try to do the best for St. Ann’s and the residents we serve.
We have wonderful news that we have received funding to fix the east elevator. Work on it will start as soon as the parts come in and the elevator company is available. Thank you to everyone for all your support.
Please join us at the next Open Forum on November 9th to go over the emergency preparedness plan such as fire safety, evacuation, and severe weather. It is required that we offer this one time per year to residents and it is good for everyone to know. Open Forum is a time to meet with Administration and ask questions and get the latest information.
For many years Reverend Bob Stevens would quote this at our Thanksgiving Service:
If you have a roof over your head
If you have a place to sleep tonight
If you have access to clean drinking water
If you have food to eat and clothes to wear
You are more fortunate than many in this world
Wishing you a Happy and Blessed Thanksgiving!
Scott and Jan
So October sure looks like it is going to be a busy month here at St. Ann’s with many
events and projects planned.
We start with Falk’s Pharmacy holding a Flu and Covid Booster clinic from 8am-noon on
Tuesday, October 4th. Sharon has outings planned for you along with many activities
throughout the month along with our Rummage and Bake Sale and Halloween Party.
Thank you for your support with our fundraisers. Our Coney Island Fundraiser was a success with a profit of $724.50 and this month we will be holding our famous Rummage and
Bake Sale on Friday, October 14th and Saturday, October 15th. Also on Saturday, October
15th our St. Ann’s Angel’s Auxiliary members will have a craft table across the street at St.
Mary’s Star of the Sea Church Fall Market. So, mark your calendar to come down and get
some great crafts, items, bargains and bakery!
We will also be participating in Give MN again this year. St. Ann’s is a nonprofit and we
continue to need community and individual support. Watch for more info to come.
A big Thank You to our garden volunteer Hilary who helped us with the gardens this year.
Father Schweigert and Dean Hagen (our master gardeners from years past) would be
Hopefully we will still get some nice weather to get out and enjoy and have a Happy Halloween.
Scott and Jan