The holidays are in full swing at Meadow Ridge.
A holiday tradition continued recently as Meadow Ridge residents decorated their 12-foot tree with ornaments donated to the community over the years. Dressed in Victorian costumes, the Connecticut Yuletide Carolers sang traditional carols while residents enjoyed egg nog and cookies.
The holidays are busy at Meadow Ridge. The calendar is filled with more than 35 holiday activities including a gingerbread house workshop, holiday crafts show, musical performances by the Southern Connecticut Camerata Singers, students from Redding Elementary School, and the Woodman Family Singers. There are numerous off-site trips planned through the month, most recently a visit to the Mark Twain Library Art show, the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Long Wharf Theatre, among others. Residents will gather to celebrate Hanukkah with a Klezmer Band and a Holiday Gala is planned later this month. The pace slows a bit every Friday afternoon as residents gather to listen to a Christmas, Hanukkah, or winter story read by a member of the Meadow Ridge Community.
Beginning Dec. 10, Meadow Ridge residents began collecting items for the Redding Food Pantry, as well as supermarket gift cards and donations to help defray fuel costs for Redding residents. All donations will be delivered to Redding Social Services before Christmas.
Recently, a Meadow Ridge Employee Appreciation reception was hosted by the residents in honor of the 300 employees at Meadow Ridge.