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For Immediate release:
The 2nd Annual Senior Northern Camper Picnic:

VOLUNTEERS MAKE IT SHINE FOR SENIORSThe Northern Camper Senior Picnic 2014

Who says a little rain has to dampen the spirit? No one! The 2nd Annual Senior Northern Camper lunch was postponed a day due to rain, but volunteers were there along with senior guests—and the sunshine—on August 13.

Held at the Missaukee Conservation District (MCD), there were over 100 in attendance, half of which were volunteers. The Cadillac Wexford Transit Authority once again was a leader in community service transporting seniors from Autumnwood and Countryview Apartments in McBain. Residents from Belle Oakes in Lake City were also special guests, along with seniors from Lake City, Falmouth, and the Golden Agers from Merritt.The Norther Camper Senior Picnic

Cocoa from K-9 Companion was there to greet people as they got off the bus. Hotdogs and burgers was grillin’ with help from Autumnwood of McBain. Airway Oxygen, Hospice of Michigan, The Northern Camper and Leelin Home Health Care helped with other picnic essentials. And dessert? Of course there was dessert! There were brownies and cookies to start from Belle Oakes and ice cream from Heartland Hospice to top off the sweet tooth.The Northern Camper Senior Picnic

Along with great food, the objective of the lunch was to give seniors an opportunity to enjoy the outdoors. The nature trail at the MCD provided the perfect setting, as it is wheelchair accessible.

Volunteers were stationed along the trail to share their passion of quilts, rocks, loons and hummingbirds. Residents from Missaukee County along with volunteers from the Lake City Women’s Club, Mercy Rehab and Agape Care Essential were also on hand to assist seniors.

The Norther Camper Senior PicnicAnd just like dessert, what would a party be without music? Local band “Play Date” joined the party again this year and kept toes tapping with songs everyone could sing, as well as a special song written by Bill Jones. A senior from last year’s lunch inspired Bill, and the song found a special place in everyone’s heart.

To all the volunteers who made the day shine, thank you! Look for more photos and “the rest of the story” in the September issue of The Northern Camper.

Cheers, Kathy Salvatore

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