UPCOMING…Spring Rummage Sale
Our spring rummage sale will be May 5-6.  
We would gratefully accept donations, preferably after April 15.
We are also in need of volunteers to help set up and work at the sale.
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St. Patrick’s Day Party
On March 16, Chuck Gust entertained our residents
with accordion music, and festive treats were served.
Bingo was also played.
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A new program at St. Anne’s is the 
monthly “CrafTea,” an evening sponsored 
by the Grand Forks Area Catholic Women’s group,
where residents get to interact with visitors who come
to work on craft projects while enjoying tea.  
Fun is had by all.  
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Visits from Winship Students
Children from various grades 
frequently come to spend time with our residents,
working on fun projects and playing games.
We so appreciate this opportunity for intergenerational
leaning and interaction.  
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Mardi Gras Party
Ladies from St. May’s Church
came and called bingo for us.
Residents also enjoyed special goodies.
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Memorial Mass for Sr. Rebecca
On January 21, we had
a special memorial Mass in our Chapel 
for Sr. Rebecca Metzger, 
who died of cancer on January 17.
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Christmas Party
We had an enjoyable Christmas party this past December,
with festive music by Chuck Gust,
an entertaining holiday reading by Maureen Dorsher,
and even a visit from Santa!
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Music with Paul Beland
Residents enjoyed some favorite songs
performed by Paul and his friend, on November 16.
It was a big hit!
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St. Mary’s Bingo
The ladies from St. Mary’s Church
were able to come back again
to hold their popular bingo party
for our residents on November 15.
We’re so happy to be reinstating this monthly event!
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Blessing of Pets
On October 4, the feast of St. Francis,
a number of people and pets gathered
in the Activity Room for this annual blessing.
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6St. Anne’s Week
We had a lot of fun the week of July 24-30,
as we honored our patroness, St. Anne.
We had Dress Up Day, Sports Day,
St. Anne’s Shirt Day, Colorful Sock Day, Western Day,
and Pajama Day, with Patriotic Day set for Saturday.
We also had a nice celebration on St. Anne’s Day, July 26, 
with a special lunch and party.
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Men’s Day
Our men enjoyed a fun afternoon
in the activity room in June
in honor of Father’s Day.
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Rummage Sale
St. Anne’s held a Spring
    Rummage Sale Friday, May 20
      and Saturday, May 21
in our activity room.
Proceeds help us serve the elderly
and disabled at St. Anne’s.
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Ladies Day
On May 5, 
in anticipation of Mother’s Day
We had a tea party in our activity room
for our ladies living at St. Anne’s.
It was a lovely afternoon!
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Music with Chuck Gust
Each month, Chuck Gust
provides accordion music for
our residents to enjoy.

Christmas Party
“Too Old to Die Young” provided 
music for our residents to enjoy
while enjoying special Christmas treats.
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Caroling and Creches
Residents walked around the building,
singing Christmas songs
and stopping to look at
the various nativity scenes.
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Music with Chuck Gust
Recently, on a number of occasions,
our residents have enjoyed
accordion music by Chuck Gust.
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Halloween Dance
We had lots of fun at our party,
with live music by Fantastic MBP.
Residents were invited to wear costumes (provided).
It was a blast!
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Music with Sharon & Chuck
On September 15, residents
enjoyed accordion music.

St. Anne’s Week Fun
Residents and staff enjoyed our annual celebration
in honor of our patron in July.  
Dress up days and fun activities made
the week special.
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A Happy 4th
Residents enjoyed cool treats and a water balloon 
toss the afternoon of July 4th.
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Ice Cream Social
On Thursday, June 17, our residents
enjoyed banana splits and accordion music
in our activity room.
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St. Anne’s Spring Rummage Sale 
Friday, May 21 and Saturday, May 22, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (both days). 
we held a spring rummage sale.
Proceeds help us serve the elderly and disabled at St. Anne’s.
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OctoberFest Dance
Residents were able to enjoy some German music
and cuisine with Chuck Gust & Sharon Myron on Oct. 21.
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Henry’s Arrival
On Monday, October 5,
residents helped stuff our scarecrow
that visits St. Anne’s every year.
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Blessing of the Animals
On Sunday, October 4,
Father offered a special blessing for our pets
(dogs, fish, and turtles).
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Music with Larry & Barb
OOur residents enjoyed
live music this afternoon, Sept. 8,
in our Activity Room.
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Music with Chuck & Sharon
On Aug. 19,
residents gathered to enjoy
old-time accordion music.
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Ice Cream Social
Residents enjoyed ice cream and accordion music
Friday afternoon, July 24, 
with Chuck Gust and Sharon Myron.
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Outdoor Music
Residents gathered for outdoor music
Friday, June 12, to enjoy music and sunshine!
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Stations of the Cross
On Mondays during Lent,
we have been having this prayer service
in our chapel.
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Valentines Festivities
We had a valentine’s party with 
Theresa & the Plowboys.

Visits from St. Michael’s School Children
Twice a month, 
students from St. Mike’s will be coming
to do activities with our residents.
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New Years Eve Party
Larry Wheeler & company provided
music for our residents, 
who had a wonderful time “bringing in the new year.”
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Christmas Day Mass
We will have Mass in our chapel
at 9:30 a.m. on Christmas Day.
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Christmas Pageant
St. Anne’s is celebrating 75 years of care for the elderly and disabled
in eastern North Dakota this year!  As we mark this milestone,
we invited the public to join us for our 2nd annual Christmas Pageant,
brought to you by residents at St. Anne’s, with music by Larry Wheeler.
Monday, December 16
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Dance with Chuck Gust & Friends
Residents gathered
for accordion Christmas music
on December 18th at 3 p.m.
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Theresa & the Plowboys
In the afternoon of Dec. 12,
our residents enjoyed music by
this country/folk music group.
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Veterans’ Day Outing
On November 11,
Our veterans enjoyed an outing for a free meal at
the Texas Roadhouse.
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Music with Larry & Barb
On November 25, Larry and Barb
came to entertain our residents with music.
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Autumn Extravaganza
On Saturday, October 26th, we had a wonderful event, our spaghetti dinner (11 a.m. – 1 p.m.), craft/bake sale (10:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.), and silent auction (10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.)
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OktoberFest Dance
We enjoyed German music, bratwursts, and sauerkraut at our monthly dance on Wednesday, October 16.
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Dance with Chuck Gust & Friends
On Wednesday, Sept. 18, we’ had accordion music in the afternoon.
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Potato Bowl Parade
On Saturday, Sept. 14, residents went down to University Ave. to watch the annual Potato Bowl Parade, which they greatly enjoyed.
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Music with Larry and Barb
Residents enjoyed music the afternoon of Sept. 9.
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Corn-Husking Parties
Thanks to the Wald family, we husked
and stored away about 1,900 ears of corn
around the end of August/beginning of September.
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Senior Center Outings
Our staff are taking residents to enjoy an afternoon at the Senior Center on a couple of occasions this month.
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Theresa & the Plowboys
On Thursday, Aug. 8, our residents again gathered to enjoy country/folk music by this group.
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St. Anne’s Week
This past month, We again marked the feast of our patron saint with a week of fun, July 21-27.
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Jubilee Celebration for Sister Elaine
This summer, Sr. Elaine is celebrating 60 years in Religious Life!  Although there will be festivities at the provincial house in Hankinson, we held a celebration here at St. Anne’s, too, for those unable to attend there: Thursday, June 20th at 2 p.m.
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Pie & Cake Ice Cream Social
Sunday, June 9, we had a great turnout for our event in support of our Activity Program here at St. Anne’s.