Our 2nd annual Ladies Valentines Luncheon for Widows was a success! We had nearly 100 women who enjoyed an afternoon together at the Waters Edge Nature Center. We dined and enjoyed entertainment by magician, Levey the Great. We played 5 games of Bingo and wrapped up the afternoon with a memorial balloon release. Widows were invited to write a personal message on their balloon before releasing it. It was a gorgeous sight, watching the balloons soar against a bright blue sky.
We recognize that Valentines Day is often a difficult holiday for those who have lost a spouse. We hope that we made this time a little easier, and that new friendships and memories were made.
We’d like to thank the following people who contributed to our event:
Brian Schaaf, Vic Garry, Matt Berry, Mike Schaaf, Reg Roberts, Rick Murphy, Frank Merrill
Members of the Algona High School Dance Squad: Madi Goche, Tiyanna Russell, Hannah Sadler, Jayda Roethler, Ellie Foertsch, Maddie Garry
Karen Schaaf, Ade Garry, Jenni Weaver, Carol Heesch
Mary Schaaf and Shannon Goche
Caterer: The Daily Bread
Desserts: Seven Sweets
Entertainment: Levey the Great
Venue: The Waters Edge Nature Center