Past Events

Annual Meeting and Picnic
The weather was perfect for our annual Glidden Drive summer picnic.  It was great to see about 70 of our friends and neighbors - some new to Glidden and longtime residents as well.  Everyone enjoyed a hearty feast of pork and side dishes, with some great cookies to top off the meal. - Submitted by Jane Hensge

For a recap of the Annual Meeting, please click here.

Paul Sorenson's Retirement Party

Our Fabulous Winter Dinner
Before I get to the details, the most important part of this party review is to thank all of the Glidden residents who attended our gala event. From everything I saw, a good time was had by all. It is a credit to all of our folks that we can come together, sometimes not as often as we might like, and renew old friendships and always make some new friends.

The staff at The Nightingale performed beautifully and dinner was pretty darn great. Fred Shumway had a few presidential words to share with the crowd. As usual there were many volunteers to thank for their help. It seemed only appropriate to honor Abe and George with the patriotic decorations during this big election year.

As a good friend from the old Italian neighborhood in Chicago has often commented, “NICE A PARTY----NO FIGHTS!!!!!!”
Submitted by Jane Hensge

January Women's Luncheon
Sixteen women met on January 14th at the Tin Plate for a delightful lunch by the warm fire. Holly and Anne were good enough to share this picture they took. It is also posted on their Facebook page.

The Women's Luncheons are held on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 12:30pm. If you are interested in joining the group, please call Barb Mallien at 743-2003 or email her at for location and to provide her with a number count.

Glidden Christmas Gala - December 2015
While not quite a Roman Bacchanalia, it was clear that the Glidden revelers were enjoying great conversation with their friends and neighbors. There was lots of good food and drink in a festive candlelit room. It was hard to believe it was the town hall after the elves finished with their magic.

First prize in the Ugly Christmas Sweater Contest went to John Swanson for his imaginative recreation of Will Farrell as “ELF.” Second and third prizes were awarded to Fred Shumway for just an all around glitter adorned sweater and Bill Hensge for his interpretation of a Wisconsin lumberjack Christmas. Gift certificates for Donny’s Glidden Lodge Restaurant and Tin Plate were awarded to the finalists. It was clear that everyone had a fun time creating and wearing their entries.

The evening was capped off with Christmas music from the talented Sevastopol Singers; who ended their performance with the whole room joining in for some hearty Christmas carol singing.


-Submitted by Jane Hensge, Social Chair