The Free Press, Mankato, MN

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December 31, 2012

Seniors get a jump on ringing in the new year in a big way

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MANKATO —

“It was really beautiful,” Fee said. “(Residents) pulled up, they had a drink, they relaxed, they chatted. These are people who just wanted to socialize as if they were at the Wine Cafe.”

The duo, which also includes Joe Tougas, started performing at the facility regularly.

Camacho said The Frye helped to make the New Year’s Eve party, as well as previous events, special for guests.

“We try to make it a big deal for the tenants,” Camacho said. “All of them can’t always go out. ... We try to make them feel really loved during the holiday season.”

Smith said Camacho’s efforts are appreciated.

“She just really goes the extra mile — always,” Smith said. “It’s a real nice place.”

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