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BELLE PENDLETON
Recreation Coordinator

Landmark Individual volunteers, Mary Corns and Gracie Adams, enjoyed brunch at The Landmark Center.
Landmark Individual volunteers, Mary Corns and Gracie Adams, enjoyed brunch at The Landmark Center.

The Landmark Center honored its individual volunteers with brunch on Friday, May 20. The theme this year was, “Mounds of Appreciation for all You Dew.” Each volunteer received a certificate of appreciation and a gift which contained a Mounds candy bar, a Mountain Dew, and Hershey Kisses.
We thank all our volunteers for sharing their time and talents with our residents. Without your assistance many of our activities would not be possible. If you would like to become a volunteer, please call (276) 694-3050, extension 4514.
The staff and residents of The Landmark Center would like to congratulate all those graduating this year. Special congratulations to the seniors of the cosmetology class at Patrick County High School. Throughout the year they visit our residents for Spa Day and have become friends with the residents. Good luck; we will miss you.
Landmark residents celebrated the May birthdays on May 20. Vernon Harris and Shelly Roberts provided uplifting entertainment while the residents, family, and friends enjoyed cake, ice cream, and punch. Grace Baptist Church donated the May birthday gifts for the residents.
Friday evening, May 13, Roger Wells and his wife Trina joined the residents and provided beautiful Southern Gospel music. Residents welcomed the groups “Livin Forgiven” and “Ronnie Trent and Friends,” Saturday afternoon, May 14, in the Landmark living room. The Sunday afternoon activity, lemonade, ice cream, and cookies, had to be moved inside to the game room due to rain. Residents and guests still enjoyed the refreshments.
Each Monday morning, residents fill the arts and crafts room eager to join in the singing and to hear the message brought by Fairystone Baptist Church and Charles Taylor. This faithful group of volunteers is beginning their 18th year of volunteering here. Sue Nester, a local favorite, entertained the residents after dinner, May 17.
The youth from Abiding Grace Church joined the residents Wednesday evening for game night. The residents and children always look forward to spending this time together.
Joining us on May 23 was the group, FARM TEAM. This group of talented singers and musicians entertained the residents with a wide variety of toe tapping tunes.
Residents ate lunch in Mount Airy, N.C. May 24. On May 26 they traveled to the Reynolds Homestead in Critz for a tour then they ate a picnic lunch prepared by the Landmark dietary staff.
New residents were welcomed on May 26 with the Newcomer’s Social. While enjoying refreshments they played the game, “Name That Tune,” with volunteers Jim and Ellen Saunders. Jim and Ellen will also be here June 2 for the Landmark resident and community Rook Tournament. Please join us for fun, food, and prizes. Registration begins at 1:30 p.m., with the tournament starting at 2 p.m. For more information, contact Daniel at (276) 694-3050, extension 4514.
The Big Greenhouse is open and we have hanging baskets and a variety of vegetable and flower plants for sale.
The community is invited to join the Landmark residents June 7 from 9 to 10 a.m. in the living room for Operation Homefront. If you served in the Armed Forces, please join us for casual meetings to connect, recognize, and support our local heroes. Meetings are the first Tuesday of each month at The Landmark Center. Refreshments are served. For more information, contact Susan Foster at (276) 694-4416.
Saturday, June 4, the Patrick County Alzheimer’s Group, LLC will hold a ‘50s Sock Hop fund-raiser at Stuart Rotary Field. The fun begins at 3 p.m. with a cruise-in and the sock hop will begin at 5 p.m. At 7 p.m, “Memories of Elvis” will begin and at 8:30 p.m., after the Sock Hop, enjoy a free movie, “Dirty Dancing.” Tickets are $10 and are available at Honduras Coffee, Main Street, Stuart. For more information, call (276) 698-2901 or (276) 698-7358. Food, wine, and other refreshments will be available.
Until next time, see you at the Landmark.

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