Sheryl Wilson and her husband joined the staff and Residents at our holiday party where we also celebrated Sheryl’s more than 30 years of service to the Home as Inservice Manager. The entire Home was excited to see her again and to catch up on all she’s been doing.
The recent celebration of Harry Kern’s retirement was the occasion for much fun and reminiscing. As Human Resource Director at our Home for more than 39 years, the Little Sisters of the Poor had been a second family to him. The party festivities included a comedic skit written by Nate Borgsmiller of our Activities Department and performed by a number of Residents. Light musical selections were performed by the Little Sisters, staff, the Residents’ Bell Choir, and featured
a number of solo numbers. The entertainment also included a media presentation of the changes at the Home, its Residents and staff over Harry’s tenure of service. Mr. Kern was given many gifts, including a crystal trophy and watch from the Sisters and staff, a journal to write down his memoirs, a scrap book of his years at the Home, and various sports paraphernalia. The number of Little Sisters and other visitors who came from out of town attested to the love and affection everyone had for Mr. Kern. The fun, laughter, excitement and some tears made it difficult to get a serious picture of Harry’s family and all the Sisters, but we finally did it!