We’re glad to report that we made it through Spirit Week at Perry Wellness Center. Although we’re exalted from so much activity and hilarity, we are only looking ahead to the remainder of the holiday season.
Stuart Perry, for one, gave the week his all. “To celebrate fall and have costumes is fun for all. I enjoy it, and Pam, Amanda and I put this Friday costume together.”
Said costume was a Grinch, and Stuart threw himself into the spirit of the character and the season. He encouraged all who had not yet read the Dr. Seuss story, “How the Grinch Stole Christmas,” to take the time to read it to children this holiday season.
First published by both Random House and Redbook in 1957, the book was written in rhymed verse, with illustrations by the author, Theodor “Dr. Seuss” Geisel. It tells the story of the Grinch, a grouch and solitary soul who attempts to end Christmas by stealing all Christmas-themed items in the town of Whoville one Christmas Eve. In the charming children’s story, Whoville triumphs, and the Grinch not only returns everything he stole, but becomes the guest of honor at the town’s Christmas dinner.
Beloved by children for generations, “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” has been named one of the Teachers’ Top 100 Books for Children and among the Top 100 Picture Books by leading school and library organizations.
Unlike the original Grinch, our own Stuart “the Grinch” Perry made it through his costume day without stealing any holiday décor, and it was difficult for him to maintain the grouchy exterior displayed by the character!
In the photo above, Perry Wellness Center’s resident Grinch relaxes in his office before a Spirit Week party lunch is served.