Have you all seen the brand new Senior Living community that opened this past October in Owensboro? I drove by the other day after doing some Christmas shopping out on Calumet Trace, and it looks so nice. They're all decked out and ready for the holidays.

Christina Ambs
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Calumet Trace Senior Living Center offers Independent Living, Personal Care, and Memory Care to its residents as well as an array of creative activities and events. I follow them on Facebook where they share fun photos of cookie-decorating parties and arts and crafts projects. This week they are preparing to host a Christmas event for the community which will also serve as a fundraiser for My Sister's Keeper, the women and children's emergency shelter set to open in the next few weeks.

Angel Welsh
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My friend Christina Ambs is the Life Enrichment Director there.  She was inspired to put this event together as a way to celebrate the meaning of Christmas. "I am passionate about the sense of community here in Owensboro, and when choosing a charity for this benefit, I knew I wanted to keep it local. Angel Welsh has always been such a positive light in our community, and I am inspired by the work she does, especially what she has poured into My Sister's Keeper and its mission. I think this event is a perfect opportunity for Owensboro to kick start the holiday season, which at its core is all about giving."

Christina Ambs
Christina Ambs
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"Garlands and Giving" will happen tomorrow, Thursday, December 7th from 4:30pm-6 pm at 3050 Calumet Trace in Owensboro. Local businesses have decorated beautiful Christmas wreaths like the ones shown here that will be displayed for a silent auction and all proceeds benefit My Sister's Keeper.  For an extra dose of festivity, there will also be music, drinks, food, and a special visit from Santa.

Christina Ambs
Christina Ambs
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Christina and the residents at Calumet Trace Senior Living are excited to share their Christmas cheer with all who would like to attend. "I look forward to visitors seeing our brand new facility, getting into the holiday spirit, and donating to a great cause!"

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