St Oswald’s House Care Home enjoyed a fun filled day of Harvest Festival celebrations.
As part of our festival celebrations, our local vicar conducted a harvest service for our residents via Skype. As the vicar has met our residents previously, the service was very personal and everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves.
In the lead up to Harvest Festival, our residents were busy practicing their hymns as once the virtual service finished, our residents sang their hearts out for a performance which we streamed live to our Facebook page for family members to watch. Everyone was really impressed with our residents' performance as they sang beautifully.
Prior to our celebrations we also made a scarecrow and we got lots of name suggestions for him. As they were all great names, we decided to put them into a hat and pick a random one and the winning name was Benjamin!
For our delicious feast we decorated our tables with autumn leaves, berries and balloons to make the meal even more special. Our residents enjoyed tasty traditional dishes such as baked gammon with poached plums, fidget pie, potato floddies and pear tarts.
Local community bakers donated cakes and loaves, which we were all very grateful for! These baked treats were entered into our baking competition. We had two categories one was cakes and the other was bread. Unbeknown to our judges, some of our residents worked hard to make a wheatsheaf loaf completed with a mouse, which they entered into the competition.
Voting cards were handed out for residents to write down their scores and comments. To our residents delight, the wheatsheaf loaf was awarded first place!
Resident, Joyce said: ”We have had such a wonderful day from getting up to going back to bed.”