This time of year often brings with it new beginnings and treasured traditions. We started off May 18, 2019 with a Family Picnic to celebrate the 150th Anniversary of the Little Sisters of the Poor in America. Residents and their family members and friends, our staff and their families, and the Sisters enjoyed a special cookout on the patio.
Both young and senior members of our extended family enjoyed sharing time together while our grounds were blooming with God’s beauty. Staff and many generous volunteers spent countless hours preparing, decorating, cooking, and serving to make this a memorable day for everyone filled with the special companionship and love that defines the St. Augustine Home. Benefactors supplied food and goodies and there were lawn games for the children. We even had an old fashioned ice cream truck arrive as a gift from one of our Benefactors.
Following the picnic, we had our annual Mini 500 Race. Our guests Included, Deputy Mayor Angela Smith-Jones, Rufus, our master bag piper, and Carolyn Molander, our pace car driver.
Thirty Residents signed up to compete in the race, and the remainder of the House cheered them on from the sidelines around the front circle of our Home. Complete with green and checkered flags, the races began and ended with the coveted 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place ribbons awarded to our winners.
A wonderful time was had by all – we are still talking about – and we look forward to the race again next year!