Category Archives: Holidays & Events
We all know the feeling of anticipation every child in school feels as summer approaches. They begin to lose focus just a bit and get lost in thoughts of sleeping in and having no homework to complete. Summer is a time of fun and we want to help our resident’s kick off their summer the right way. Join us on Saturday, June 7th from 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. for our “School’s Out for Summer Bash”!
We’ll be providing a a picnic lunch complete with checkered blankets on the ground and an ice cream bar with classic flavors and all the toppings.
We’ll also have a variety of games for the kids to play and music for everyone to enjoy!
- Lawn Twister
- Potato Sack Race
- Water Balloons & Guns
- Frisbee, Kickball, & Cornhole
The month of May is chalked full of holidays! We start the month with May Day on the 1st. Originally a pagan holiday, the roots of the modern May Day bank holiday are in the fight for the eight-hour working day in Chicago in 1886, and the subsequent execution of innocent anarchist workers. In the months prior to this date workers in their thousands were drawn into the struggle for the shorter day.
Then we celebrate Cinco de Mayo. Literally “the Fifth of May”, Cinco de Mayo is a Mexican Holiday celebrating the Battle of Puebla, which took place on May 5, 1862. It was short-lived, as the French army regrouped and continued; eventually taking Mexico City, but the euphoria of an unlikely victory against overwhelming odds is remembered every May fifth.
On May 11th we celebrate Mother’s Day – a celebration honoring mothers and motherhood, maternal bonds, and the influence of mothers in society . Be sure to send your mother a gift or card – or at least give her a call – and let her know just how much she means to you.
We close out the month with Memorial Day on the 26th. Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, is a day of remembrance for those who have died in our nation’s service. There are many stories as to its actual beginnings, with over two dozen cities and towns laying claim to being the birthplace. Regardless, it is a day to pay tribute to those who paid the ultimate sacrifice providing the freedoms we enjoy on a daily basis.