Lake Winona Manor parade brings joy to residents and families

Bob and Luella Wise were King and Queen of the 2018 Lake Winona Manor parade.

Nice! Good! Fantastic! Wonderful! Were just a few of the residents’ responses to: How was the parade?

Lake Winona Manor residents Bob and Luella Wise, married nearly 69 years, were the king and queen of the Lake Winona Manor parade on Tuesday, June 12, 2018.

As the Wises were coming down the parade route, their daughter, Barb, commented about seeing her mom’s smile and added, “I think they are doing really well here. It’s great that they can be together, and the staff are so friendly.”

The annual Lake Winona Manor parade began as a way for residents to enjoy a community event that they may not otherwise be able to attend. It has become a tradition for Lake Winona Manor residents, family and friends.

More than 30 organizations, groups and individuals participated, including area emergency, rescue and law enforcement agencies, the American Legion, musical groups, clowns, animals and classic vehicles. This year, residents chose Roland Woodford to be the parade’s Grand Marshal. Mr. Woodford is a Winona Health Volunteer who comes in Monday through Friday to read the newspapers to residents and reminisce with them about past and current news.

Learn more about Lake Winona Manor, a skilled nursing residence for people who need short-term rehabilitative care or long-term care. For information or a tour, call 507.457.4366.

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