Newsletter – December 2016

Christmas at Country Cousin!

Friday, December 16 | 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Country Cousin Christmas Tree LightsFriday evening Country Cousin would like to invite you and your family to the Country Cousin office to celebrate the season. We will be serving coffee, hot cocoa and an assortment of Christmas desserts complete with a cookie decorating station to create your own holiday masterpiece! There will be funny Christmas games and a chance to win prizes.

Feel free to wear your most outrageous Christmas attire to compete for King and Queen of the Holiday! We will have a Christmas Photo Backdrop for fun photos with friends and family. Who knows Santa might even make a surprise appearance! There will be the donation jar for Volunteers of America-Adopt a family and a place under the tree should you like to bring a wish list item for Heart to Hart Detroit. Amidst all the hustle and bustle of the holiday season we’d love for you to stop by and enjoy some holiday cheer by the fire with your Country Cousin friends and family. Feel free to bring a favorite Christmas dessert if you’d like. See you there!

Monday Matinee

Monday, December 19 | 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm

This month’s free movie with popcorn and refreshments is “Hunt for the Wilderpeople”. If you need help finding a ride to Meadowbrook Activity Center please call the Country Cousin office for assistance!

Painting in the Park

Thursday, December 8 | 6 pm – 8 pm

This painting session will complete our first painting series for 2016. Join us for the step by step painting class held at the Country Cousin Office. All supplies are provided. This month is an 16×20 canvas for $30 or 8×10 for $15 that you will take home at the end of class. The funds will be going to the Volunteers of America– Adopt a family in need fund. Sign up sheet and picture are located at the front office. We look forward to painting together!

Heart to Hart Detroit

Donate Through December 30

Heart to Hart is a Detroit based program where essential items are hand delivered to the homeless and people in local shelters. This December we will have a tree with tags available for residents to take should they like to donate items that are being requested. A Wish List is located on the front office door. Please bring any of the listed items to the office during the month of December. We thank you for your donations to those in need, especially with the upcoming winter months.

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to You and Your Family!

The office will be closed from December 23 through December 26. Should you have a park related emergency please call the office at (248) 349-0120 and leave a detailed message.

Many residents may have extra people coming to visit. Please use the visitor parking area and due to the holiday vacant lots for temporary extra parking if needed. Do not use the street for parking as we need to keep the streets clear for emergency vehicles and snow removal. Quiet hours are from 8 pm – 8 am. Please be considerate of your neighbors and enjoy your holiday!

Trash and Recycling will be delayed by one day due to the Holidays. Please make note pick up is changed from Friday, December 30 to Saturday, December 31. This delay will also affect recycling.

Country Cousin Cookbook

Deadline for the Cookbook is fast approaching. Don’t let us miss out on that secret family recipe being in there! See Laura at the office for details regarding submission of recipes. The name suggestions box will be out at the Christmas party.