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Emmetsburg, IA 50536


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Tablescapes Event Coming Up April 24th (CLICK TO WATCH THE SLIDESHOW)

Do you have a flair for creative table decorations?  You can show off your talents at Horizons Unlimited’s Tablescapes theme table dinner on Thursday, April 24that the Wild Rose Casino & Resort ballroom in Emmetsburg.

Tablescapes is a fundraiser that highlights creative decorations and colorful schemes on sponsored tables.  Each table is a unique display put together by table decorators from the area.  Tables from past Tablescapes events featured a wide variety of table decorations, from simple picnic-style disposable table settings to elegant and elaborate tables featuring fine china plates.

Many of the tables featured at Tablescapes are decorated by volunteers who provide a table setting for an eight person round table.  Some tables are also decorated by the sponsoring organization.  The table setting can show off a beautiful set of heirloom dishes, or a wonderful centerpiece with coordinating placemats.  Any dishes used for table decorations at Tablescapes are basically like a charger and not used for food during the theme table dinner, as the food is served on disposable plates.  Some decorated tables at previous Tablescapes events did not even include plates and only had placemats at each setting.

Table themes range from specific color combinations to music themes, seasonal holiday and party ideas, art and literature motifs, hobbies and sports teams, and some showcase a region or country design.  “Erin Go Bragh-Ireland Forever” was a theme table from last year’s Tablescapes, decorated by Joann Herbers, Zeline Gappa, and Andy Joyce, and sponsored by Joyce Funeral Home.  This table featured green shamrocks around a crisp white table setting with a silver edge and green accents placed around the table, and won The People’s Choice Award.

If you would like to share your decorating talents on Thursday, April 24th and be a volunteer table decorator at Tablescapes, you may contact Jennifer Meyer, Horizons Unlimited, at 712-852-2211, ext. 106 or email  A limited number of business sponsorships and tickets to the Tablescapes event are also available.  Tickets will be available at Second Hand Thrift after April 7th.  To view a slideshow of tables from last year’s Tablescapes, go online to


Horizons’ program has received several prestigious awards and accreditations:

  • In October of 2011, Horizons received a renewed three-year accreditation from CARF, the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities.

  • In 1998, Horizons earned the OSHA Voluntary Protection Program/Star Award and has kept this honorary distinction since then.