Tallgrass Creek’s employee chili cook-off included resident life team members Jan Magee (left) and Cydney Cunningham dishing up their chicken chili to resident Ginny Caldwell.

Tallgrass Creek residents follow their noses to the Cottonwood activities room where ten staff members each stand behind their department’s simmering crock pot of homemade chili. It’s the annual employee chili cook-off, and the competition is fierce and fragrant. 

Residents in pool guiding rubber ducks in a race.

Resident ambassadors (from left) George Chamblin, Bob Butterworth, George Lund, Janet Butterworth, Dot Kleikamp, Shirley Hull, Sales Associate Sue LaBelle, Phyllis Chamblin, and Karen Cox welcome first-time visitors to Tallgrass Creek.

Tallgrass Creek’s beautiful 65-acre campus changes daily as Hummingbird Square, the community’s new residence building, takes shape. The four-story building scheduled for a late summer completion features 108 new residences in 18 different designs, including 7 never-before-seen floor plans. 

Resident ambassadors (from left) George Chamblin, Bob Butterworth, George Lund, Janet Butterworth, Dot Kleikamp, Shirley Hull, Sales Associate Sue LaBelle, Phyllis Chamblin, and Karen Cox welcome first-time visitors to Tallgrass Creek.

Tallgrass Creek’s beautiful 65-acre campus changes daily as Hummingbird Square, the community’s new residence building, takes shape. The four-story building scheduled for a late summer completion features 108 new residences in 18 different designs, including 7 never-before-seen floor plans. 

Jan Ericson and Harlan Brockman review music during a Tallgrass Creek Chorale practice.

Music fills the air every Wednesday afternoon in Tallgrass Creek’s clubhouse classroom as about forty neighbors enthusiastically join together in song. The group, known as the Tallgrass Creek Chorale, gathers for weekly practice. It’s a unique, musical experience for all. 

Cathleen Turick plays Headband, a game that challeng-es her to guess the word “shark” written on the board behind her, while asking for clues from other players.

Quick thinking, along with a few laughs, comes from Tallgrass Creek’s Sunflower Room each week when several neighbors gather to participate in a unique class offered by the fitness team. 

Sales team member Sue LaBelle (left) chats with William and Jeannie Anderson, who will move to Hummingbird Square at Tallgrass Creek this summer, at a recent “Moving Made Simple” seminar.

With Hummingbird Square, Tallgrass Creek’s new residence building scheduled for completion later this summer, future community members are pondering ways to simplify their upcoming move.  

Communications Specialist Tami Peckham (left) stopped by a table of thriving potted plants Ann Brazil grew in her Tallgrass Creek apartment home and sold at the community’s annual craft fair this year.

There were cozy shawls, wooly hats, wooden stools, lovely paintings, cork trivets, homemade candies, quilted bags, and so much more at Tallgrass Creek’s annual craft fair.

Enjoying painting classes at Tallgrass Creek are (from left) Georgia Oehrle, instructor Alysia Carter, Sharon Hill, and Bill Lynn.

Several times a week, creative residents at Tallgrass Creek gather in the community’s sunny crafts room to channel their inner artist. Alysia Quisenberry Carter, an enthusiastic young teacher whose passion and talent help her students bring art to life, leads the group.