Willows residents and friends celebrated Hawaii Week with a variety of fun events and activities throughout our campus.  Hawaii became our 50th State on August 21, 1959, and learning the hula, eating pineapple and celebrating “aloha” were all part of our enjoyment of these enchanting tropical islands to the West.

 

 

The kick-off on Tuesday began with a twist on our traditional line dancing class.  Watch the hula lesson to “Tiny Bubbles” here: https://vimeo.com/230487790?utm_source=email&utm_medium=vimeo-cliptranscode-201504&utm_campaign=28749  A Polynesian Dinner followed and then the Polynesian Paradise Dancers entertained all of us with a sampling of music and dancing from throughout the Pacific islands.

Hawaiian-style Line Art was features on Wednesday, inviting crafters to make their own cards.  Works were adorned with flowers, leaves, and patterns of all colors and sizes.

A special showing and sing-along of Rogers & Hammerstein’s “South Pacific”  capped off the week.  A packed house enjoyed watching and sharing in song.

Hula hoop for ice cream capped off the week.  Our own staffers Tom Sebring and Candy Vargas won accolades for their talents, and others were given a prize for even attempting.  Congratulations to Melinda Flynn, Doug Mayer, Helen Taylor  and a few others for their attempts!

We hope you participating and sharing in the special Willows brand of “ALOHA.”