|Lisa Kaupp carving the second pig|
Vista Village Senior Facility hosted their annual Pig Roast on Wednesday, August 13 for the many residents and guests who attended. The dining area was scented with the aroma of two pigs that had been roasting outside whetting the appetite of the many who arrived. The pigs were prepared courtesy of Simply Catering. Volunteers spent time earlier in the day shucking corn to add to the feast. Vista Village Recreation and Volunteer Coordinator Mel Walker greeted everyone and hosted trivia games and told jokes to open the event.
This was a good time for many to visit with friends and family before the parade and rodeo was scheduled to happen in town on the weekend. Tables were filled with people laughing, telling stories, and enjoying being served by a host of staff and volunteers who made sure everyone had the chance to taste the many dishes available during the meal.
This is one of the landmark moments during a residents time at Vista, a great opportunity for new memories to be made. Some have people close by who visit regularly others visit during special events and this event had the tables filled to capacity.
Kieth and his niece Claire Johnson visited with Rose, Kieth's mother. She enjoyed the meal, and seemed to be very happy to see her family around her.
|Kieth, Rose and Claire Johnson|
Reta DeMeyer commented on how nice the meal was, shared with her son Dave Everts and his wife Mary. Reta expressed how much she enjoyed their visit.
|Dave Everts, Mary Everts, with Reta DeMeyer|
|Farley, Brett, Beatrice and Fritz Wuth|
|Simply Catering Sophie and Barry Carney|
Toward the end of the meal there was a call out for the meal makers to come collect accolades from the people who had enjoyed the meal. Sophie and Barry Carney both took the appreciation with grace.
The facility had recently been decorated for the Wild Pink Yonder and showed the signs of the work. Residents had chosen to try and leave the decorations up for this event and through the weekend to give a celebratory air for the parade and rodeo, if the weather would just cooperate.