Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Memorial Health Care Systems Holiday Celebration

Carol Carlson, Activities Director for the Seward Memorial Health Care Systems, MC’d their annual “Holiday Celebration” this afternoon at the Seward High School Auditorium. Entertainment was provided by the SHS Show Choir and Dave Marsh, a talented musician. Gifts were provided to lucky ticket holders and refreshments were served to conclude the event. It was almost a carbon copy of the event as described in my blog page of 12/10/14. The Show Choir consisting of nearly 40 kids with exceptional musical and dance talent as developed by the leader, Leslie Stratton, are fantastic. They did several numbers and then each of them introduced themselves. If there was a way of “tracking it”, my guess is that what the students learn in this program contributes as much to their success in life as any classroom subject. They are a very impressive group of young people that are a credit to their families & SHS
Dave March was back again today demonstrating his musical skill with a “Parlor Bag Pipe, Accordion, Mouth Harp, Hammer Dulcimer, Irish Drum, Guitar and Banjo. His drumming ability is especially outstanding. The stories he told about each of the instruments added to the pleasure of hearing him play and sing Christmas Carols. He told of the Dulcimer having been called a “Wham Diddle” in ancient times. We didn’t stay for refreshments and got home before sunset. 
We were pleased to get good reports on Ben following his recent medical procedure of having a pacemaker installed. His medication also appears to be getting his blood pressure under control. It is well that Memorial Health Care Systems provides an uplifting program this time of year. We need it. 

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