Activities: Special (2021-2022 Winter Season)

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Toys for Tots

Sent 2021-11-25: Toys For Tots -  

Dear Friends,

We briefly spoke about this at Women’s Club the other day – so as a reminder:

Toys For Tots – is the premier community action program sending a message of hope through the gift of a new toy to help bring the joy of Christmas to the less fortunate children.

The mission is to collect new toys each year and distribute them as Christmas gifts to these children in our community. The Harlingen Police Department becomes familiar with these families, and is currently collecting toys and hereby requests if anyone at Sunshine can please donate a gift ($10.00 or so).

There is a “Toys For Tots” box in the Library

They are waiving the “unwrapped” part since the Harlingen PD is most familiar with us and wrapping would be handy – just put GIRL/BOY and AGE __yrs. on the gift – on the bottom.

The Officers will pick up the boxes in the next 2 weeks. THANK YOU

Lenore J. Combs 956 245 1276
Resident and member of the Hgn. Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association




Karaoke Christmas Sing-A-Long (Dec 22, 2021)

Look for details about this event soon.





Karaoke Singing (Nov 13, 2021)

Sent 2021-11-15: Sunshine Talent at Last Saturday's Karaoke Event -  

I was out for a walk last Saturday late afternoon and passed by the Pavilion during the Karaoke event. I was intrigued by what I heard from a distance, so I popped in. Of course, I had my phone (with the video feature) with me. And wouldn't you know, I caught a couple of our talented residents singing. And you will see in the videos that I've linked to below, there were quite a few folks enjoying.

I want to personally thank Jerry Rash for putting on this event. Deep in my heart I feel it's exactly what our community is needing right now - Fellowship and Fun. Hopefully, Jerry will do it again soon.

Here are the three videos I took, each less than 30 seconds. And, believe it or not, the voice quality sounded even better in person. ENJOY!

Video 1:

Video 2:

Video 3:

Beth Parrish     SEPO Web site Admin   E-Mail:   314-960-6710

Sent 2021-11-09: Karaoke Singing - 

Come join in on the fun, Saturday November 13th Karaoke singing from 3:00pm until 5:00pm at the Pavilion. Everyone is welcome. You can sing or just come and listen to the singers. Bring your own CD if you have a favorite song you would like to sing. Or we have several songs to choose from.
If you need more information call 956-428-3741 Jerry & Phyllis Rash




Grooming: Dogs and Cats

Sent 2021-11-19: Calling All Dogs and Cats - 

Hey Everyone, Sandra Delaunay will be coming to the Estates to trim our pet's nails on Tuesday, and will come to your home.

Date: November 23, 2021

Time: Appointments begin at 1 pm

Text or Call: Marian at 719-468-4556 to set up an appointment

Cost:  $10


Thanks, Marian Young




Sunday Night Music


Sent 2021-11-14: Sunday Night Music @ Retzlaff (starting Nov 14, 2021) - 

Sunday Night Music - w/Ice Cream @ Intermission


  • Music - Roy Ridlon

  • Coffee & Ice Cream - Marian Young (Women's Club)

  • Location: Retzlaff Hall


  • Sunday Evenings

  • Nov 14, 2021 thru Mar 12, 2022

  • 6 PM to 8 PM



  • Music -

    • Classic Country Music for listening/dancing.

    • Special guests will join the band throughout the season.

    • This is NOT a Jam Session.

  • Coffee will be available for Free throughout the evening.​

  • Ice Cream Bars will be available during the Band's intermission for $1.00



WALL OF HONOR (Started Jan 8, 2020)

You can find previous information concerning this Project HERE.

Sent 2020-11-14: Sunshine Heroes Wall of Honor - 

Project Background - It was decided here at Sunshine that we would recognize our neighbors, not for a single act of heroism but their heroic service. We wanted to recognize the people from our community who made a commitment to give part of their lives for the benefit of others. This is what the SUNSHINE HEROES Wall of Honor represents.  It is our way to recognize them and say thank you for your service. 
Last Spring in Retzlaff Hall, we unveiled our Sunshine Heroes Wall of Honor complete with their engraved names on an individual metal plate. There is also a Memory Book of photos of our heroes. This touching monument serves as a reminder that many of our residents sacrificed their lives for the freedom we enjoy today. (See picture below.)
You may support this wall by completing an application and some brief information (form available at SEPO Office). We would like a photo in uniform. Jim Tennant is available for questions 616 866 9960.
What is a Veteran?  - whether retired, discharged, active duty or reserve – is someone who at one point in his or her life, wrote a blank check made payable to ”The United States of America” for an amount up to and including his or her life. (Author unknown)
What Is A Hero? - defines a hero as a person noted for courageous acts or nobility of character.
A true hero is someone who gives of themselves for the benefit of others, sometimes at great personal risk. There are many in our community who have given parts of their lives in the service of our country regardless of the risk.  There are those who have chosen a career of community service – Law enforcement, First Responders and Fire Fighters are examples. All these people have given freely of themselves for the benefit of others. These are a few examples of what we can all recognize as heroes, but we do not usually honor them for their service.
If you save a person from a car accident or give CPR to someone you would be recognized for heroism. The person who donates blood to help others is a hero. A person who may donate an organ or bone marrow is a hero. Are these very special people any more heroic then the others who served us?
Jim Tennant


Sent 2020-03-21: SUNSHINE HEROES - 

As another winter season comes to a close, I just want to give you all a reminder about the SUNSHINE HEROES wall. In case you haven’t seen it, the wall is up in Retzlaff Hall and has 41 names on it. Those of you who have made a pledge for this project, I will be coming around this week to collect. I want to thank all those who have donated to this project both monetarily and with their time and labor. The applications are still available from Valerie in the SEPO office. When you complete your application return it to Valerie along with your picture. If you do not have a picture or prefer a current picture be sure to check the box on the form that you will need a picture taken. I will be contacting you upon my return in the fall to take a current picture for this book.

Remember as we travel home to be safe and when you get there find your favorite picture of you or your spouse, in uniform or not, to be placed in the book that is placed with the display wall.

I want to have this SUNSHINE HEROS display to represent all of the people who served.

Jim Tennant   4161 N Missouri   (616)866-9960   Email: