Halloween Kickoff!

Today we kicked off the 2018-2019 season here at Mission Bell Tradewinds.  150 of us gathered in the Tradewinds ballroom for a resident costume contest & lunch.  James & Trina, our Activity Directors led the celebration.  Several wore Halloween accessories and/or shirts but there were four brave souls who entered the contest!  Mo Haydeen, a mummy won first place.  Dave Balderson, the Grim Reaper, won second place.  Sally Balderson, a voodoo princess, won third place.  Lunch was served by Neva Thompson, several workampers and volunteers.  Pulled pork sandwiches, a pasta salad, beans & dessert were very good.  Thank you to everyone who helped.  We are off and running into a new winter season at Mission Bell Tradewinds Resort!

Activity Directors – James & Trina
1st Place – Mo Hayden…The Mummy
2nd Place – Dave Balderson…The Grim Reaper
3rd Place – Sally Balderson…The Voodoo Princess

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Fourth of July

It can’t get any better than having hamburger, friends, and our very own 4th of July parade! Celebrating America’s birthday brought us all together as one community. Thank you to all of the residents who made the parade look fabulous!







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Father’s Day

“Dads are most ordinary men turned by love into heroes, adventurers, story-tellers, and singers of song.” -Pam Brown. We would like to thank everyone who came out to our Father’s Day celebration! We had a wonderful time playing a few games and had great food at our potluck!

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Mother’s Day

We all gathered on Sunday, May 13, to celebrate Mother’s.  Some of the men volunteered to serve cake, fruit & punch to the ladies present.  A big thank you to our servers Dave Balderson, Jim Mathews, Dale Back & Arlie Stolle. Scot read funny comments regarding Mother’s and the big day.  We had prizes also!  Mary Lou Stolle won a miniature rose bush for raising not only her children but grandchildren too!  Marie Woods won a miniature rose bush for spending the most days in the hospital for the birth of a child – 10 days!  Finally, Shirley Maxon won a Calgone Lotion set for having the most kids….9!  We all had a great time and everyone left with a bag of candy – chocolate included, of course!


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Memorial Day

As the American flag waived high in honor of Memorial Day, the residents celebrated with a meal at the Tradewinds Hall. The park provided sloppy joe’s and residents brought sides for everyone to enjoy.


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Residents celebrated the holiday with a meal together in the Mission Bell hall.  The park provided the ham while residents brought side dishes to compliment.  Many attended and the food was excellent!

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