Grace Center

Open House Celebration

Grace Center’s Open House Celebration! 


This new, annual tradition occurs on National Grandparents Day! This year, the Open House Celebration falls on Sunday, September 8th, 2019. This event is FREE and all are welcome! A family friendly affair, we encourage all ages to come and enjoy a variety of activities such as a petting zoo, fire truck tours, chair massages, strawberry short cake, arts & crafts, gardening activities, gym games, live music, dance performances and more! Raffle tickets for a variety of prizes are also available for purchase. Please join us any time between 1pm and 4pm. No RSVP needed. See you there!


The famous Grace Center strawberry shortcake recipe (by Mary Anne Staton):

4 2/3 c  Bisquick

5/8 c sugar


1 c cream

6 T butter

4 t vanilla


Warm cream & butter together, to melt butter, then add vanilla.  Pour into the Bisquick-sugar mixture.  It will be stiff, need to work with hands.  Shape into cakes, making sure they are equal thickness.  This will make 12 to 16 short cakes (16 is better for mass production!).


Bake at 425 for 10-12 minutes.  Need to check the bottom side carefully.  You may want to do a trial run baking one or two because ovens vary.


Learn more about our 2018 Aging Summit & Open House by listening to a KGAL Valley Talk Radio Show interview with our Director of Community Relations Tera Stegner and Board Member Margaret Manoogian: