St. Patrick’s Day Dinner

Wednesday March 11th, the Social Activities Committee, with the help of Ed Crance, held a Corn Beef and Cabbage dinner with all the sides for residence of Ancient Oaks. The cost was $9.00 per person.

Ed Crance has cooked Corn beef for this event for many years and does a fabulous job. Thank you Ed, for your dedication and hard work for this event. It’s was delicious and no one left hungry. Also many thanks to the many volunteers that helped put this together.  There were cooks, servers, cake cutters, clean up staff, ticket sellers, ticket collectors, table and chair movers, table decorators and event organizers, etc.

Many participants dressed for the St. Patricks Day occasion by wearing Irish green and other Irish clothing.  See attached pictures.

60’s In The Park Party

Saturday March 7th the Social Activities Committee held a party outside the park clubhouse from 2pm to 5pm, with the theme of the 1960’s.  The activities included a DJ with dancing, Shuffleboard Tournament, Pickleball Tournament, Golf Cart Rodeo, Golf Putting Tournament, $2.00 waffle ice cream cones, $3.00 chili dogs, etc.  The out pouring of support by over 200 viewers and participants made the day very exciting and fun.

The Golf Cart Rodeo was a tremendous success with 14 Golf Carts registered. Each Golf Cart driver was blind folded and maneuvered a laid out course with the help of a navigator in the cart.  What a riot!!!!

Below are a few pictures:

2020 Art & Artisan Show

The talent in Ancient Oaks Resort is amazing!!  The artistry was on full display today at the Art and Artisan show.  There was  paintings, wood carvings, jewelry making, greeting cards, quilting, hand sewing, purse making, books, etc.

Below are a few pictures:

Michigan Ohio State Night

Saturday February 29th volunteers from Michigan and Ohio put on a dinner to showcase their states.  Dinner consisted of lasagna, garlic toast, salad and cheese cake for desert. After dinner door prizes were passed out and then a skit performed by Linda Bowen from Michigan and Cheryl Farrell from Ohio.

Thanks go out to the many volunteers that helped put this event together.

Below are a few pictures from the event.

Country Legends Show Direct From Branson, Mo.

Thursday February 27th. Gordy and Debbie Wenzel presented their Country Legends show.  It was a musical journey with some of our favorite classic country songs.  Enhanced by a “State Of The Art” video experience that we will never forget. Gordy and Debbie have perfected a unique style of performing called “video-syncing” that creates the magical illusion of the original artists on the video scene performing with Gordy and Debbie as they perform their songs LIVE!

2020 Ladies Style Show

Monday February 24th, the annual Ladies Style Show was held in the Clubhouse.  There was over 200 in attendance to view and shop for jewelry, tops, pants, purses, dresses and other clothing accessories. Several outfits were modeled by some of our very own ladies. (See pictures below).  A light lunch was served which included a delicious chicken salad on croissant, with potato chips and peach cobbler. Door prizes were also given out.

Neil Diamond Tribute

The Neil Diamond Tribute performance filled the clubhouse with 200 spectators that sang and laughed for two hours, with no intermission. The hype about this show certainly didn't disappoint  anyone.  It was a great evening with the crowd singing along to many of the great Neil Diamond songs.  Keith Allynn, looked and sounded like Neil Diamond!

Below are a few pictures of the performer.

Indiana - Illinois - Iowa

Saturday January 19th. many volunteers from the States of Indiana, Illinois and Iowa put on the annual III State Night.  The clubhouse was packed as usual for this event, which consistently raises money for the Social Activities Committee.

Once again Ron Williams MC'ed the event!  Thanks Ron for volunteering and making this event successful year after year.  We also want to notice and thank Mike Pryer.  Mike won the 50/50 drawing and donated his winnings of $276.00 to the Social Committee. Thanks also go out to the many volunteers who cooked, served, set up, cleaned up and organized this event.

Below are a few pictures from the event!


What an evening with the Benson Family Singers. The Benson Family, consisting of  parents Peter and Rachelle, four sons, 19 year old David, 17 year old Aaron, 14 year old Luke, 8 year old Paul and daughter 5 year old Keziah.  Performed to a crowd of 200 and captured the hearts of all in attendance, with a standing ovation.

Peter played the bass guitar, Rachelle played the violin, David played the banjo and guitar, Aaron played the guitar and Luke played the mandolin.  Little Paul sang and played the piano and Keziah sang.

The family performed Barber Shop harmonizing, country, blue grass and gospel.