The Bown children - Elizabeth, Grace, Peter and Caroline - displayed their considerable talents on the piano with solo performances. Barbara Pinder (the original Barbie Doll) and Beth Foxley Iverson (Bloomington's own Betty Boop) brought down the house with their explanation of aging in the modern day! Diane Miller showed her comedic talents with a delightful "chicken joke" while Janet Labrum and her two grandsons - Rigby and Noah - delighted the audience with a vocal solo accompanied by guitar and harmonica. The Forsythe family gave ward members an inside look into bedtime at their home where "the little ones say 'roll over, roll over'!" Aubrey Forsythe followed the delightful skit with a solo performance of "Homeward Bound." Ruth and Val Swanson performed a grandmother's favorite Swedish folk song. The Dalley family shown with an exceptional performance by Avonlea of "Home" from Beauty and the Beast, followed by a darling performance of "Hakuna Matata" from The Lion King by little sisters Mailea, Kiarra and Eden.
The show ended on a high note when Zenda Rawlings performed a vocal solo followed by a stand-up comedy routine by Bishop John Goldhardt and Caroline Smith danced to the music of The Lion King. Before everyone went home singing, refreshments - including brownies in all sizes and shapes and ice cream - were enjoyed by all!