Celebrating the Flower Committee and the Camera Club

contributed by Julia Freeman

Collington residents, including members of the Flower and Camera Corner committees, filled the auditorium for presentations highlighting the committees’ work.

Pat Duggan, chair of the 40-50 member Flower Committee, spoke for the committee in remembering Bill Preston. Bill passed away recently but was known by all and had contributed so much to the Flower Committee at all levels. Not only did he grow flowers for the committee but he also had been active in collecting flowers from funeral homes.

Joe Howard and Peggy Latimer had prepared a fun PowerPoint presentation on the work of the Flower Committee, but the computer gods kept the presentation brief. Fortunately, cookies were offered to assuage the disappointment. Two pictures from the presentation show Pat Pritz receiving a call to pick up flowers and “clippers and strippers” preparing the flowers.

Bud Gardiner’s presentation on behalf of the Camera Corner went smoothly. Attendees were awed by pictures submitted by the committee members: Bud Gardiner, Joyce Garrison, Bill Colby, Anita Myers, John Hindinger, Peggy Latimer, Bill Kate, and Mike McCulley. A very few of the pictures are shown below.

 

The Music Continues!!!

By Elizabeth Gill
On Saturday afternoon a group of residents filled the Ivy Lounge for an up-close look into the artistic process. One of Collington’s new artists in residence from the University of Maryland School of Music, clarinetist Melissa Morales, was joined by flutist Ceylon Mitchell in an open rehearsal. They perform together in the Potomac Winds, a chamber music collective based in the Washington DC area.
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Melissa and Ceylon were working on perfecting a series of pieces by Glenn Gould. Although Mr. Gould was known primarily as a pianist, he composed a series of works for flute and clarinet. While not yet ready for a professional performance, Melissa expressed a desire to engage with residents as soon as possible. She certainly met that goal, having been on campus for only one week!

Welcome to Our New OO Shop!

The wait is now over for all you treasure seekers.  After 2 months of renovations the OO shop is once again open for business.  The grand opening was accompanied by boutonnieres and a bouquet provided by our flower committee and lots of good cheer.

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Our volunteers led by Karen and Carol have out done themselves in placing and organizing all the goodies.  The furniture room alone, makes one want take something home.  Redone from floor to ceiling, freshly painted with new shelving, the layout is now easier to negotiate to find those treasures. 

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Residents were indeed impressed and proud of their new shop.  Our many thanks go to the entire team of volunteers who emptied and placed in storage items for sale and then did a magnificent job setting up the new store.   You have made us proud.