August 2018 Newsletter

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Welcome, August! I cannot express how wonderful our 11 year anniversary was. Thank you to everyone who came out to celebrate 11 years of fun here at Grand Haven! We had a fantastic day surrounded by friends & family. I couldn’t ask for more. From the music to the food, to the car show & jeep course, our anniversary party was one to remember. Each new year brings more & more joy into our lives here at Grand Haven, much of which I owe to you — my Grand Haven family. Thank you all for inviting your friends & family to celebrate with us. The more the merrier! I’m looking forward to the final month of summer at Grand Haven. Between Summer Games, the beautiful weather & the ice cream, August is sure to be a great month. Enjoy August, Grand Haven family! Dan Collins

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Spotlight on Senior: Mildred VenHorst

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This month our “Spotlight on Senior” is Mildred Evelyn (Schnoor) VenHorst. Mildred grew up on a farm in Scott County. Mildred and her family had a farm in East Davenport where they raised and milked cows and tended to the crops. Mildred has lived in Scott County her entire life.

Mildred has 4 siblings. Mildred enjoyed playing with her brother and sisters. Mildred liked to help her mother in the garden. Mildred also has fond memories of making mud pies with her sisters and then cooking them over a piece of metal.

Mildred attended a country school in Fairview and after that, she attended Sudlow in Davenport. Mildred met her husband at a dance in Stockton on a Sunday night. Mildred and her husband always farmed. They have 6 children together, 2 boys and 4 girls all over a span of 20 years. Mildred and her husband had a dairy farm where they also raised pigs, chickens and crops. Mildred was known as the “Egg Lady” because she furnished eggs for several restaurants. Some of Mildred’s favorite memories are trips to Chicago, Canada, Hawaii, Texas, and Minnesota with the family.

Mildred has 17 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren who she loves visiting.

Mildred loves living at Grand Haven. She loves attending the various events Grand Haven has to offer. She loves the bus trips, playing Bingo and just being with all the people every day.

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