Community Involvement

Donations of

Time, Talents, & Treasures.

Thank You !!

Sandra Hayward, Laurie Anderson, Janis Kilburg and Sharon Konrardy (volunteers) for hosting Manicures at Mill Valley Care Center (MVCC) and Sunrise Villa Assisted Living (SVAL) during the morning on Fridays.

Sandra Hayward (volunteer) for hosting Manicures with the residents and tenants with Theresa during the afternoon on Thursday.

Rebecca & Kaitlyn Ross (volunteers) for reading books and visiting “one-on-one” with the residents at MVCC during the morning on Saturday.

Lucille Deppe (tenant) & Family for providing birthday cake and ice cream for the tenants.

Judith Kolker (tenant) & Family for providing birthday cupcakes and ice cream for the tenants.

Louis (resident)& Agnes (tenant) Bernhard & Family for providing birthday cake and ice cream for the residents, tenants, and staff.

Sandra Hayward (volunteer) for her assistance this month in Activities and for her donation of items.

Claire Meier for assisting with Activities.

“Grateful Threads” (sewing club) from the Faith United Methodist Church (Monmouth, Iowa) for their donations of five hand-sewn lap quilts.

Theresa Samuel for her donations of candy for Halloween.

Family of Arleta Scheckel for their donations.

Family of Eldon Wohlers for their donations.

Anonymous for their donations of items.

Kenneth Kilburg (volunteer) for hosting “Kenny’s Visits” at MVCC and SVAL, visiting the residents and tenants during the morning on Tuesdays; and for hosting Men’s Club with the men on Fridays.

Laura McCool (volunteer) for hosting “Knitting with Laura” & “Crocheting” and “Reminiscing” with the residents/tenants at MVCC during the afternoon on Tuesdays.

Laura McCool (volunteer) for hosting “Knitting with Laura” & “Crocheting” and sharing some “Laugh out Loud Memories” with the residents/tenants at MVCC during the afternoon on Tuesday.

Alaina Martensen (Above and Beyond Home Health Care, Monticello, Iowa) for hosting “Sit & Get Fit” with the tenants at SVAL during the afternoon on Friday.

Alaina Martensen (Above and Beyond Home Health Care, Monticello, Iowa) for hosting “Fun with Alaina” with the residents/tenants enjoying a simple craft at MVCC during the afternoon on Friday.

Andrea Chapman (Above and Beyond Home Health Care, Monticello, Iowa) for hosting “Sit & Get Fit” with the tenants at SVAL during the morning on Monday.

Andrea Chapman (Above and Beyond Home Health Care, Monticello, Iowa) for hosting “Fun with Andrea” with the residents and tenants enjoying a simple pumpkin craft at MVCC during the afternoon on Monday.

Bea Hansen, Lois Kramer, Lorraine Ruff, Betty Michels, Dula Tebbe, and Meg Baugh (volunteers) for hosting and assisting “Crafts with Bea” at MVCC during the afternoon on Tuesday, where the residents/tenants made a “Scare Crow Display”.  Bea Hansen for providing all the craft ideas and supplies for the residents/tenants for this activity on Tuesday.

Bea Hansen, Lois Kramer, Janice Hennessy, and Meg Baugh (volunteers) for hosting and assisting “Crafts with Bea” at SVAL during the afternoon on Tuesday, where the tenants made paper “Scare Crows” displays.  Bea Hansen for providing all the craft ideas and supplies for the residents/tenants for this activity on Tuesday.

Jason & Carrie Rowan (volunteers) for hosting “Pet Therapy with K-9 Comfort”, sharing a very obedient and friendly female dog named Ally with the residents/tenants during the afternoon on Wednesday.  [Ally is the “Therapy Dog” at/from Carson’s Celebration of Life Center in Maquoketa, Iowa.  Jason Rowan is an Animal Behavior College (ABC) certified dog trainer with K-9 Comfort in Bellevue, Iowa.]

Dave Eischeid and Karen Dunne (volunteers) for hosting “Artwork with Dave and Karen” (artwork classes) at MVCC during the morning on Thursdays and helping our resident/tenant students unlock their art talents.  The Bellevue Arts Council for sponsoring these Painting Classes.

Sue and Earl Sawvel (volunteers) for hosting “Artwork with Sue & Earl Sawvel” (artwork classes) at MVCC during the morning on Thursday and helping our resident/tenant students unlock their art talents.  The Bellevue Arts Council for sponsoring this Painting Class.

Gene Bryson (volunteer) for his assistance and driving the van for the “Van Outing” with the tenants and Mary Jo Konrardy at the SVAL to the “Carousel Corner” during the afternoon on Tuesday.

Jr. Steines and Leanna Michels (volunteers) for hosting Euchre Club at MVCC during the afternoon on Monday.

Marlene & Mark Cloos (volunteers) for hosting bingo games with the tenants at SVAL during the afternoon on Mondays.

Karen Osar and Alice Kilbug (volunteers) for hosting bingo games with the tenants at SVAL during the afternoon on Monday.

Charlotte Cyze, Dianne Finzel, Dawn Rodriguez, Clara Ernst, and Jayne Schroeder (volunteers), with Benita Dobson (resident, volunteer) and Clifton Barnhart (tenant, volunteer) for hosting and assisting “Bingo games with the Rosary Society” at MVCC during the afternoon on Wednesday.

Charlotte Cyze, Janis Kilburg, Karen Dunne, and Pat Roling, with Joyce Till, Robert Feuerbach, and Benita Dobson (resident) (volunteers)for hosting and assisting “Bingo games with the Rosary Society” at MVCC during the afternoon on Wednesday.

Charlotte Cyze, Clara Ernst, Molly Ploessl, Joyce Till, Robert Feuerbach (volunteers), and Benita Dobson (resident, volunteer) for hosting and assisting “Bingo games with the Rosary Society” at MVCC during the afternoon on Wednesday.

Gloria L. Medinger, Rosie Williams, JoElla Roling, Joy Hueneke, Arlene Keil, with Sandra Hayward, Joyce Till, Robert Feuerbach, and Benita Dobson (resident) (volunteers) for hosting and assisting “Bingo games with the Lutherans” for the residents/tenants at MVCC during the afternoon on Wednesday.

Laurie Anderson, Pat Roling, Joyce Till, JoAnn Jess, Linda Schleker, and Mary Thielen (volunteers) for hosting and assisting at “Bingo games with the American Legion Auxiliary Ladies” at MVCC during the afternoon on Saturday.

Ray & Doris Theisen for hosting “Music with Ray & Doris”, providing musical entertainment with the tenants/residents at SVAL/MVCC during the noontime on Fridays.  Sandra Hayward (volunteer) for engaging and dancing with some of the residents/tenants during the music on Fridays.

Ray & Doris Theisen for hosting “Music with Ray & Doris”, providing musical entertainment with the residents at MVCC during the evening on Monday.

Randy Rodgers (volunteer) for hosting “Music with Randy”, providing music entertainment for the residents/tenants at MVCC during the noon time on Sunday.

Liz Barry (volunteer) for hosting “Music with Liz”, providing piano music entertainment for the residents/tenants at MVCC during the evening on Monday and Wednesday.

The Mennonite Choir (volunteers) for visiting and singing in the Front Dining area at MVCC for the residents/tenants during the evening on Sunday.  Benita Dobson (resident, volunteer) and Sandra Hayward (volunteer) for being the hosts and assisting this event.

Jim Lucy for hosting “Music with Jim”, providing music entertainment for the residents/tenants at MVCC during the afternoon on Friday.  Sandra Hayward (volunteer) for engaging and dancing with some of the residents/tenants during the music for their enjoyment on Friday.

Karen Bartachek for hosting “Music with Karen”, providing music entertainment during the afternoon on Friday.  Sandra Hayward (volunteer) for engaging and dancing with some of the residents/tenants during the music for their enjoyment on Friday.

Nancy Hooton for hosting “Music with Nancy”, providing accordion music entertainment with the residents at MVCC during the evening on Monday.

Janis Kilburg (volunteer) for leading the Rosary prayers for the Catholics on Sundays.

Joann & Gene Gerardy (volunteers) for leading the Rosary prayers for the Catholics on Sunday.

Pastor Dennis Miller (St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Bellevue, Iowa) (volunteer) for hosting a Catholic Church Service during the morning on Sundays (via cable TV); and hosting a Rosary, Mass, and Communion Service at MVCC during the morning on Wednesdays.

Deacon Robert Wood (St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Bellevue, Iowa) (volunteer) for hosting the Rosary and Communion Service at MVCC during the morning on Wednesdays.

Volunteers (St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Bellevue, Iowa):  Ron Koos, Dula & Leon Tebbe, Marilyn & Merle Kilburg, Dale Banowetz, Alice Kilburg, Laura and Jr. Steines, Maryetta Lampe, Sandra Hayward, Kenneth Kilburg, and Lloyd Kilburg (tenant) for assisting the residents/tenants and hosting the Catholic Rosary, Mass, and Communion Service during the morning on Wednesdays.

Pastor Paul Gammelin (St. John’s Lutheran Church, Bellevue, Iowa) (volunteer) for hosting a Lutheran Church Service for the residents/tenants during the morning on Sundays (via cable TV).

Pastor Paul Gammelin (St. John’s Lutheran Church, Bellevue, Iowa) (volunteer) and Lorrie Both (volunteer) for hosting a Lutheran Communion Service with the residents/tenants during the morning on Thursday.  Jan Schroeder (volunteer) for playing piano music during the Lutheran Service.

Thanks to the volunteers who hosted “Christian Fellowship” with the tenants at SVAL during the afternoon on Friday.

Volunteers from the First Presbyterian Church (Bellevue, Iowa) for visiting “one-on-one” with the residents/tenants at MVCC/SVAL during the day on Tuesday.

Sandra Hayward (volunteer) for visiting “one-on-one” with the residents/tenants at MVCC/SVAL during the morning on Sundays.

St. Joseph’s Pre-School & Kindergarten Classes – Jessica Medinger (Preschool Teacher) with Jill Nolting (Teacher Assistant); and Tricia Kilburg (Kindergarten Teacher) with the students for an “Inter-generational Activity” that involved visiting “one-on-one” with the residents and tenants, playing bingo and singing songs to the residents during the mid-morning on Friday.

Volunteers Mrs. Kim Moore (Marquette Catholic School) and student Lucas Sieverding for bringing in signed birthday cards for the residents and tenants for the month of October.

Thanks to everyone who generously gave of their time, talent and treasure in making our Annual Craft & Bake Sale on Saturday (September 22, 2018) possible.  Thanks to our Bellevue Community & surrounding areas, all residents, tenants, families, friends, volunteers, staff, and anonymous.  Thanks to volunteers Sandra & Robert Hayward, Bea Hansen, , Laurie Anderson, John Rubel (staff), and all staff for assisting Activities during the morning and afternoon on Saturday.

Thanks to the following contributors for their donations for/to the Craft & Bake Sale (09/22/2018); listed in no particular order:  Sandra Hayward for assisting many hours, time, and design in Activities throughout this week and for her donation of items.  Robert Hayward for assisting Activities.  Erica Hayward-Riquelme for her assistance in Activities.  Bea Hansen for her donation of cupcakes and craft items.  Dave Eisched and Karen Dunne for their assistance in Activities.  Bellevue Arts Council for bringing in several artworks painted pieces.  Mary Paul for her donation of crochet items, stuffed puppy animals, and crochet dish towels.  Sharen Fultner for her donations of crochet lap robes.  Mary Jo Konrardy for her donation of items.  Marian Stecklein for her donation.  Classy Closet & Boutique for their donations of items.  Joannie & Dean Kilburg for their assistance in Activities with Craft & Bake Sale.  Anonymous for their donations of items.  Carousel Corner for their donation of gift certificates.  Brandi Veach for her donation of a handcrafted wooden decoration and pairs of earrings.  Nicole Weis for her donation of cookies and potted plants.  Lori Jensen for her donation of handcrafted greeting cards.  Laura McCool for donating 3 stocking knitted caps & brownies.  Ann Bernhard Hoff for donating two Pumpkin Pies and several books.  Mildred Hoff for donations of brownies & hand towels.  Cleta Deppe for donating a Cherry pie.  Dianne Finzel for donating two pies & tea ring.  Karla Weinschenk for donating two dozen brownies.  Steve Nemmers for donating two pies.  Marie Berthel for her donation of cookies, popcorn.  Laura Steines for her donation of Pumpkin Pie and Apple Bread.  Laurie Anderson for her donation of 4 plates of brownies with chocolate chip cookies.  Laura Heinken for her donations of fudge.  Donna Metcalf for her donations of cookies, brownies, picture frame, Zucchini Bread.  Sue & Averle Bevan for their donations of gingersnap cookies.  Jackie Clark for her donation of dish towel.  Mary Ann Woyke for her donations of crochet pot holders.  James Harkness (Administrator) for his donation & assistance to Activities.  Theresa Schwager for her assistance.  Joy Marchiando for her donation of 18 dozen Chocolate Cookies, Chocolate Muffins, Pumpkin Bread loaf, Raspberry Bread loaf, and donations of items.  John Rubel for his assistance in Activities before and after the Craft & Bake Sale.  Residents, tenants, families, volunteers, and staff for their assistance and support in Activities.  Bellevue Herald-Leader, Preston Times, KMAQ, Bellevue Cable, all area Churches, and to all their/our loyal readers/listeners for all their assistance.  [We hope we didn’t forget anyone; for if we did, we deeply apologize.  We are most grateful & appreciate all your support and kindnesses.  (Theresa & Joy)]

Congratulations to all the winners at our Craft & Bake Raffle:  Sandra Hayward, Bev. Gaul, Nicole Weis, Ann Bernhard-Hoff, Laura Heinken, Bea Hansen, LaDonna Banowetz, and Donna Medinger.

Thanks to all the unnamed individuals who visited one-on-one with the residents / tenants to help uplift their days.  Thanks to all the residents, tenants, families, friends, visiting school children and teachers, volunteers, staff (Administrative, Nursing, Dietary, Housekeeping/Laundry, Maintenance, and Activity Departments), local area (Bellevue, Maquoketa, Preston, Andrew, St. Donatus, Springbrook) businesses, churches, and organizations, and other unnamed individuals for their assistance and support with all our activities / events / donations of the past month.