On June 16th, resident Hazel Grote who resides at the Reedsburg(Director Sandy Socha) house celebrated her 10 year anniversary as a resident of Our House. As we all know a celebration has to include not only the cake, ice cream and punch, but an official visit from the Reedsburg Mayor! Hazel, who likes to go by the nickname “Peg” received a Proclamation written and signed by the Mayor, David G Estes. The Proclamation goes as follows:
Hazel “Peg” Grote has been a resident of Our House since June 16th 2001;
Peg is an inspiration to everyone with her cheerful greetings and friendly smile;
At the young age of just 99 1/2 , Peg enjoys her weekly outings and visiting with friends and family;
Not a day goes by that Peg does not fully peruse the sports page, especially articles about her favorite Green Bay Packer, Aron Rogers; We all look forward to celebrating with Peg when she celebrates her 100th birthday this December 18th.
Now, Therefore, be it resolved that I, David G Estes, Mayor of the City of Reedsburg, Wisconsin, do hereby proclaim Thursday, June 16th, 2011, as Hazel Grote Day in the City of Reedsburg.
In Witness Thereof, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the City of Reedsburg to be affixed this 16th day of June in the year Two Thousand and Eleven.
Of course the excitement did hit the local paper so the entire community was invited in.
Last but not least, a local businessman in the Reedsburg area found out that Mr. Aaron Rogers, yes the Aaron Rogers of the Green Bay Packers, happen to be golfing in the near by area. Sandy knowing everyone in the Reedsburg community got word of this and asked the businessman if he could some how get an autograph from Mr Rogers for Ms. Peg who just adores him. Well sure enough, that happened! Peg’s dream is to actually get the chance to meet Aaron Rogers face to face and I am sure Sandy is going to make that happen!
The great thing about Our House is we all find a way to celebrate every day no matter what the reason may be. Thank you Sandy and your team for making another unforgettable special day for a resident.
- Story by Balnche Wellman, KSMS Our House - Area Director