As the temperature soared above 90 degrees, the two newest additions to our annual Residents’ Day Carnival – a water slide and the Chilly Willy ice cream truck – proved to be the most popular places to cool off for kids and adults (well actually only the kids were brave enough to slip down the slide!)
But before I tell you all about all of the fun-filled festivities that took place outside, I must tell you about the delicious lunch our Residents and their families enjoyed inside. Prepared by our kitchen staff, everyone really enjoyed the nice selection of picnic foods available including hot dogs, wimpies, tater tots, chicken and buffalo bites, pasta salad, fresh watermelon and blueberries, and iced tea.
Following this tasty meal, more than 100 people flocked to our outdoor pavilion for their choice of an ice cream or snow cone for dessert via the Chilly Willy ice cream truck courtesy of Jean Evans and Debbie Gschrey, daughters of one of our Residents, Barbara Pascale.
As the group relaxed and enjoyed their sweet treats, our Residents’ grandchildren and great-grandchildren lined up to cool off and slip down an inflatable water slide. The red, white, blue, and yellow ride was the perfect way for the kids to cool off, and it made our Residents so happy to see them enjoy it so much.
In addition to these activities for the young and young at heart, the crowd really enjoyed playing various carnival games and a few brave adults and kids certainly satisfied their sweet tooth by participating in our pie-eating contest. Everyone also enjoyed the ever-popular magic show by Father Ruth, face painting, and the lively music (and even a little magic too) by DJ Johnny Superstar.
As you will see in the photo slide show, the sunshine not only provided warm weather but also an afternoon of friendship and fun that certainly warmed our Residents’ hearts.