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Wasco resident celebrated with tea at Shafter Carrington House

 

April 18, 2019 | View PDF

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P.E.O. members prepared a tea for Mary Ellen Rexius.

The eldest Philanthropic Education Organization (P.E.O.) member to grace the doors of Shafter's Carrington House is a Wasco resident.

Ninety-nine-year-old Mary Ellen Rexius recently moved into Carrington House's Assisted Living because she was no longer able to get to all the meetings.

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Steve Woods entertained with his humor and classic songs.

The P.E.O. is well known for holding great meals and teas, so on March 22, Carrington House and the P.E.O., Chapter JT, partnered to hold a tea for Rexius and all the residents at Carrington House.

The P.E.O. took over an assortment of sandwiches, favorite foods, cookies, sweets, tea and coffee that were served to numerous friends, relatives and residents. It was a joy for P.E.O. members to participate in this event, while being entertained by the talented vocals of Steve Woods, according to many in attendance.

"Steve Woods entertained the members of Carrington House with his humor and selection of classic songs," Barbara Ware said.

"P.E.O. is an organization that promotes women in education," Ware commented. "It's affiliated with Cottey College in Nevada, Mo.. an independent women's liberal arts and sciences baccalaureate-granting college."

 

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