FREWSBURG - Invitations have been sent, the menu planned and the decorating is in full swing as the staff and residents of Frewsburg Rest Home prepare for their premier event of the year.
The Resident and Family Christmas party will be from noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday at the home. The party has been an annual event since 1974, when the facility opened under the ownership of the Sischo family.
"This is our gift to the residents of our home and an opportunity to thank their families for entrusting us with their care," said Steve Sischo on behalf of the family. "We just want everyone to have a good time and enjoy each others company."
Frewsburg Rest Home residents Carol Olson, Dot Heeden, Joan Ruesch and Ruth Fobes Donn are cooking it up for the family Christmas party and buffet.
The event features a traditional smorgasbord dinner of international favorites including pickled herring, Swedish meatballs, korv, baked ziti as well as platters of ham, turkey and all the traditional side dishes.
"It takes a real team effort to get that much food on the table, but seeing how much it is enjoyed by both residents and families is very satisfying," said Mickey Rounds, head cook.
The Frewsburg Rest Home is licensed by New York state as a home for adults providing 24-hour supervision for seniors in a comfortable home-like setting.