Wednesday, January 28

Glimmer of Spring

Claryce Stohle shows off her blooming amaryllis. It is certainly a glimmer of spring in these below zero temperatures!

Tuesday, January 27

Chili Contest

Today was our first annual Chili Contest hosted by our auxiliary group, the SAL's GALS! The group includes family and friends of those residing at Serenity. These ladies hope to raise money to make the lives of their loved ones more fulfilling, ranging from medical equipment to books and movies.

People of all ages are entered in this competition, ranging from age 10 to age 90. Official judges for the contest were Mayor Keith Coalwell, Dilworth’s Chief of Police Dave Miller and Judge Lisa Borgen. Our moderators donned sombreros and official Chili Judge T-shirts. Categories and winners for this competition were as follows:

Best Chili = Serenity Specialty by John Westphal & Claryce Stohle

People’s Choice = Anonymous by Joan Pake

Best Name = Burn Your Butt Chili by Lois Seifert & Robbie Martin

Best Bribe = Ronald Dick from Design 7 P.C. Architecture & Planning

Best Sponsorship = Miles’ Mosaic Blend by Miles Watson & Sponsored by Mosaic Foods

Hottest Chili = Underwater Fire by Tom Pence and the Korsmo Team

Most Bizarre. = Underwater Fire by Tom Pence and the Korsmo Team

Prizes of all sorts were given out to our winners. The event was a great success for its inaugural year and the SALS GALS look forward to another competitive chili contest next year!

Saturday, January 17

Mother of the Bride

Cleo Havlis is all gussied up for her daughter's wedding tonight! The mother of the bride looked ravishing in her new outfit and fresh perm!

Thursday, January 8

Happy New Year!

Evelyn Johnson along with the other ladies and gentlemen of Serenity celebrated New Year's Eve at Serenity. We all had fun finger foods. After lunch, there was a DVD slideshow of pictures from the past year.

Miss Midwest

Royalty was amongst the ladies and gentlemen of Serenity Assisted Living on December 29th. Miss Quinn Nystrom crowned Miss Midwest 2008 and diabetes advocate graced the halls of Serenity, bringing her talents and words to many. Her dream isn’t to win the title of Miss Minnesota in’s to find a cure for diabetes. Her platform is Educate to Alleviate—Curing Diabetes One Step at a Time.’
Quinn was diagnosed with type-1 diabetes at the age of 13 and her younger brother Will was diagnosed with the disease at the age of four. She has dedicated her life to doing everything in her power to help find a cure for diabetes. She believes that by educating the community you can not only help ease ignorance but gain more volunteers who can help raise money to find a cure. She has partnered with the American Diabetes Association for the last 11 years to work towards the common goal of a cure. Quinn competes in the Miss Minnesota competition in Eden Prairie on June 19th & 20th.
Quinn’s appearance taught us all a little more about this devastating disease. She shared her musical talents with us that day with two piano pieces. The ladies and gentlemen donned crowns for the event. Muriel Kaercher celebrated her 100th birthday with Quinn’s tiara...a true princess of wisdom. A fun lunch followed Quinn’s appearance and everyone was able to ask their unanswered questions.