To celebrate the 78th anniversary or The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, Dorothy, Tin Man, Cowardly Lion, and Scarecrow invited all their friends and fellow munchkins to follow the yellow brick road for a three course meal that definitely had us feeling like we weren’t at The Fountains anymore! Dorothy’s poor house was brought to Oz by a twister, and landed right on the wicked witches sister! Glenda came to give Dorothy the ruby slippers and to let her know that when she reached Oz, to click her heels three times and the great and powerful Chef Oz will come out to feed Dorothy and her new friends! When they got to Oz, Dorothy felt sad about not being home, so before they called Chef Oz to feed them, the sweet Cowardly Lion sung his famous song. Just as they were getting through their meal, the Wicked Witch of the West came riding her wicked bike in and around all the munchkins, demanding to know who dropped a house on her sister and why she didn’t get invited to eat lunch with them! Dorothy quickly asked for water to defeat the witch, but Chef Oz told her water is no good here, only wine can defeat the witch. In glee, the munchkins, both associates and residents alike got up and did the infamous munchkin dance tribute to the Lollipop Guild.
Dorothy and her friends finished their meals of corn fritters with a Tin Man garlic oil, loose meat sandwiches with yellow mustard and pickle slices and Bannock sided with a bacon and tomato jam topped with powdered sugar. It was a meal that made Dorothy forget about missing home. But we couldn’t end there. After singing happy birthday to Glenda the Good Witch (also known as Lisa, the Community Life Director for Independent Living), Glenda and Dorothy ended the event by singing the classic, Somewhere Over the Rainbow.