ESCANABA - Helen Sprague of Northwoods Assisted Living Concepts in Escanaba recently marked her 95th birthday with two separate celebrations. One was held in the Embers Room at the Terrace Supper Club where family and friends joined her. This event was hosted by her three sons, Tom (Karen) from Greendale, Wis., Gerry (Shirley) from Omro, Wis., and Steve (and friend Amy) from Oakland, Calif. There was a second celebration at the Northwoods facility, which included birthday cake, ice cream and refreshments. All residents, friends, and family attended.
Helen has always enjoyed cultural events and is frequently seen enjoying such activities at either the Escanaba High School, Bay de Noc Community College, or Bonifas Auditorium as well as various church functions.
Up until recently, Helen frequently knitted prayer blankets both privately and through the First Presbyterian Church for shut-ins and others in need.
In addition to her three sons, Helen has six grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
Helen continues to enjoy life as she participates in the many day trips provided by Northwoods to tour the area. She also enjoys the invitations from friends and family to go dining, boating and light shopping or a ride in the country.