Project Poinsettia

“Project Poinsettia” for Veteran’s Day HappyGram teams up with students to say “thank you” to veterans. HappyGram is honored to be part of this wonderful project honoring our veterans in our home-town. What is “Project Poinsietta”? Cedar Rapids Freedom Festival is launching the first ever Poinsettia Project this year! Thanks to a generous donation byContinue reading “Project Poinsettia”

Sensory Therapy to Help Seniors With Alzheimer’s

Sensory Therapy to Help Seniors With Alzheimer’s Seniors with Alzheimer’s or dementia may show anxiety or agitation through fidgety hands. Here are 6 suggestions to help someone with dementia stay calm and comforted.   Sensory therapy or fidget toys are an effective way to reduce anxiety, calm nerves, and provide comfort. There’s no right orContinue reading “Sensory Therapy to Help Seniors With Alzheimer’s”

This Day in History – August 28th

August 28th – This Day in History 1774 St. Elizabeth born in New York City. She went on to found the first Catholic school and the first female apostolic community in the United States. She was also the first American-born saint beatified by the Roman Catholic Church. 1914 Three German cruisers are sunk by shipsContinue reading “This Day in History – August 28th”

August 21st – This Day in History

Text Only Article Below: August 21st – This Day in History 1897 Olds Motor Works founded—which will later become Oldsmobile   1911 Theft of “Mona Lisa” is discovered   1920 Christopher Robin’s birthday (Son to A.A. Milne, who immortalized Christopher in her Winnie-the-Pooh books)   1944 The seeds of the United Nations are planted  Continue reading “August 21st – This Day in History”

Good News Gram: Local Business, Willie Ray’s Q Shack Feeds People for Free in Response to Derecho

Text Only Article Below:   Good News Gram: Local Business, Willie Ray’s Q Shack Feeds People for Free in Response to Derecho    “I just said ‘hey, I have some food’ and started handing it out.”   Willie Fairley owns Willie Ray’s Q Shack. Since the derecho hit in Iowa, he has pivoted his serviceContinue reading “Good News Gram: Local Business, Willie Ray’s Q Shack Feeds People for Free in Response to Derecho”

Good News Gram: Man Wins Lottery on Way to Last Cancer Treatment

Good News Gram: Man Wins Top Lottery Prize On His Way to Last Chemotherapy Treatment ‘Winning this made it my lucky day!’ Ronnie Foster had already been in good spirits when he stopped at his local convenience store this month.   The retired DMV worker from Pink Hill, North Carolina had been on his wayContinue reading “Good News Gram: Man Wins Lottery on Way to Last Cancer Treatment”