Photos of Center Events

 

Classes & Activities

 

Join us for a great workout in Aerobics class ( Mondays and Thursdays)!

 

 Everyone is welcome in the Art classes (Tuesdays).

 

 
Chess club meets every Tuesday.
 
The "before aerobics" chat session.
 
 
The weekly Wii games are growing in popularity!
 
 Billiards room is open daily.
 
Join the Ceramics class on Mondays, and work on your
project throughout the week.
 

 "No peeking!"
Playing Hand & Foot card games on Mondays.
 
 Join us for Horse Racing on Thursdays.

Line dancing on Mondays & Thursdays.

 
 
T'ai Chi is offered Thursday & Friday afternoons and Tuesday evenings.
 
 
 Healthy Steps Program
 

The "Healthy Steps" program returns to the Center.
 
 

 
 
 
Good Shepherd Visit
 

 The folks from Good Shepherd present some strengthening exercises.
 
 
 
 
 New Dining Room Floor
 


 
This looks like fun!
 
Now we have to clean it all up??
 
 
 
 
 
 Toe Tappers
 

 "The Fabulous Toe Tappers"! entertain us.
 

 
 
 
 
Human Statue of Liberty - 1918

 
 
STANDING TALL Titled “Human Statue of Liberty,” this image was taken at Camp
Dodge in Iowa and used eighteen thousand men.

The design for the living picture was laid out at the drill ground at Camp Dodge, situated in the beautiful valley of the Des Moines River. Thousands of yards of white tape were fastened to the ground and formed the outlines on which 18,000 officers and men marched to their respective positions.

In this body of soldiers are many hundreds of men of foreign birth—born of parents whose first impression of the Land of Freedom and Promise was of the world’s greatest colossus standing with beacon light at the portal of a nation of free people, holding aloft a torch symbolic of the light of liberty which the status represents. Side by side with native sons these men, with unstinted patriotism, now offer to sacrifice not only their liberty but even life itself for our beloved country.

The day on which the photograph was taken was extremely hot and the heat was
intensified by the mass formation of men. The dimensions of the platting for the picture seem astonishing. The camera was placed on a high tower. From the position nearest the camera occupied by Colonel Newman and his staff, to the last man at the top of the torch as platted on the ground was 1,235 feet, or approximately a quarter of a mile. The appended figures will give an adequate idea of the distorted proportions of the actual ground measurements for this photograph:

Base to shoulder: 150 feet.
Right arm: 340 feet.
Widest part of arm holding torch: 12-1/2 feet.
Right thumb: 35 feet.
Thickest part of body: 29 feet.
Left hand (length): 30 feet.
Tablet in left hand: 27 feet.
Face: 60 feet.
Nose: 21 feet.
Longest spike of head piece: 70 feet.
Flame on torch: 600 feet.
Torch and flame combined: 980 feet.
Number of men in flame of torch: 12,000
Number of men in torch: 2,800
Number of men in right arm: 1,200
Number of men in body, head and balance of figure only: 2,000

Total: 18,000

Incredible as it may seem there are twice the number of men in the flame of the torch as in the whole remaining design, while there are eight times as many men in the arm, torch and flame as in all the rest of the figure. It will be noted that the right thumb is five feet longer than the left hand, while the right arm, torch and flame is eight times the length of the body.

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