Grace Center

Open House Celebration

2020 Open House CelebrationThis new, annual tradition occurs on National Grandparents Day! This year, the Open House Celebration falls on Sunday, September 13th, 2020. This FREE, family-friendly affair we a hit! All ages came to enjoy a variety of activities such as a petting zoo, fire truck tours, chair massages, strawberry shortcake, arts & crafts, gardening activities, exercise demos, live music, dance performances and more! Raffle tickets for a variety of prizes were also available for purchase.


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 shortcakes (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: