BLANCHESTER — Continental Nursing & Rehabilitation Center has a monthly birthday party to celebrate the residents having a birthday within that month.
February’s birthday party was extra special because a new King & Queen of Hearts were crowned. This year’s title of Queen went to Laverta Stewart, with King going to Robert Rooks.
Activity Director Lisa Beach said they gather all of the residents in the dining hall to await the grand entrance.
Last year’s king, Robert Ernst, as since gone on to be with our heavenly King. Last year’s queen, Phyllis Hixson, led the way in to the dining hall. Once inside she handed off the scepter to the new queen. The residents enjoyed cake, ice cream and punch while enjoying the entertainment by the Mr. Chris Band. Gifts were presented to the king and queen, as well as all of the residents with birthdays in the month of February.
Continental Manor gives gifts to each resident on their birthday, but at the monthly party, Evergreen Homemakers provides a gift for each resident having a birthday. Ms. Carter from Evergreen was on hand to help with the party, as well as Mary Kay, a volunteer from the community.
Family and friends of Laverta and Robert were present to help them celebrate.