07/20/11Staff at Miller’s Senior Living Community transformed the residence into a western scene on Saturday as they held a western family round-up. Residents, staff, family members and volunteers were invited to attend the event which took place in the “Oak Hill Saloon and Chuckwagon Restaurant.” The menu for the day included pulled pork, hot dogs, macaroni salad, potato salad, coleslaw, tortellini salad, baked beans and ice cold watermelon wedges.
Children and adults alike visited Nancy’s Tattoo Parlor and Kathy’s Petting Zoo. Family pictures were taken outside in front of a beautifully decorated western scene with bales of straw, a saddle, and a cowboy hat and boots.
Annie Keller, 11 year old great grand-niece of resident Marcy Sickmiller surprised everyone with a tap routine to the song “Cotton Eyed Joe”. The afternoon was made complete with a concert of country music by The Dune Country Band from Chesterton, In. The four piece band played favorite hits such as “Make The World Go Away”, “Jackson”, “Top of the World”, and more. They ended the concert with a patriotic set to honor our country’s birthday.
Photo: Clyde Sanborn poses with “Miss Carol” (Carol Michael) at the Miller’s Western Family Round – Up.
Annie Keller of Plymouth taps to the song “Cotton Eyed Joe.”