Family Fun-tastic!

The summer wind made the setting perfect on Friday, August 10, for the most delightful event of our year, the Family Day picnic. Under the tents and awning of the east Marywood entrance, Residents welcomed their loved ones to a delicious meal and a relaxing afternoon. As attendees were encouraged to go Hawaiian, leis were distributed, with Hawaiian shirts and muumuus spotted here and there throughout the crowd.

Setting up shop on a prime piece of real estate were Sister Mary Jane and Sister Agnes Marie whose merchandise table included Marywood plush bears, T-shirts, and sweatshirts. Our long-time friend Alison was there to share her artistic skill at face painting, and partygoers also enjoyed Chaz and Loretta Russell’s glorious performance as the Gratitude Steel Band. Of course, all this merrymaking can only happen when fueled by fine food! Food and Nutritional Services rose to the occasion and a rotating crew of Marywood's finest from multiple departments took care of serving those in line. This year's luscious selection included hamburgers, chicken sandwiches, coleslaw, baked beans, watermelon, soda pop, and sherbet in raspberry, line, or orange flavors.

What a great get-together it was! And how lovely to see three and four generations savoring the afternoon breeze, good food, and one another. Memories were made that day to keep us warm all year long. We send our grateful thanks to all who came to the party and especially to those who worked so hard to make it happen.

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