Women soak up special Mother’s Day honors

It was a day of pampering, pedicures and pink polish May 7 when two dozen women received complimentary spa treatments at Bonney Lake Senior Center.

Kathy Nelson

Kathy Nelson

It was a day of pampering, pedicures and pink polish May 7 when two dozen women received complimentary spa treatments at Bonney Lake Senior Center.

The event was hosted by a pair of Mary Kay consultants in collaboration with the center’s tribute to Mother’s Day, Senior Services Assistant Staci Guirsch said.

“They were all just in heaven,” she said of the recipients. “They were getting their feet done, their toes, fingernails and even hand treatments. It was nice because they were painted by somebody who actually does it for a living and not by themselves.”

The most popular color?

“Light pink,” she said. “They loved it.”

A Mother’s Day luncheon of honey-glazed chicken, rice pilaf and broccoli, bacon and raisin salad was served to 65 guests, she said. The meal was prepared by Lara Wheeler, staff cook.

“It was wonderful – we eat well around here,” she said of Wheeler’s menu selections.

The Mother’s Day luncheon featured a palate of desserts, complimentary of Rebecca Santisi, admissions and marketing director for Linden Grove Healthcare, who also supplied a garden-themed raffle gift basket won by Pat Boswell.

For as much fun as the day held, Guirsch wished more daughters could have accompanied their mothers.

“But so many of them work and it’s hard for them to get the time off,” she said.

Changing a future Mother’s Day event to a weekend luncheon wouldn’t be much of a better option, she said, because weekends are “just as hard” for working moms. Still, Guirsch is hopeful that more daughters will accompany their mothers at next year’s Mothers’ Day luncheon.

“I’d like to see more intergenerational responses,” she said. “I’d like to see the grandmothers come with a daughter and a granddaughter.”

Barbecue season begins

With summer’s approach just a month away, Guirsch and other senior center staff are already gearing up for warm-weather events.

A Father’s Day fishing trip will include a trip to Jim’s U-Fish in Spanaway on June 18, she said. The following day the facility will host an outdoor Father’s Day barbecue, open to all ages.

“We’ll be serving fresh trout caught the day before,” she said.

The fun doesn’t stop there. Festivities will explode with celebration when the center hosts its annual Fourth of July outdoor barbecue on July 2.

“This is going to be a huge event,” she said. “We’ll have activities and Elvis by Dano.”

The public is invited to both barbecues, which will take place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Attendees must call the center ahead of time for reservations. Lunch prices are $3 for seniors and $5 for non-seniors.

The Bonney Lake Senior Center is at 19304 Bonney Lake Blvd. E., adjacent to City Hall and south of Allan Yorke Park. The phone number is 253-863-7658.

Reach Judy Halone at jhalone@courierherald.com or 360-802-8210.

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