OSWEGO – The sights and sounds of a first-ever “Old-Fashioned Bazaar” greeted residents, family and staff at St. Luke Health Services in Oswego
St. Luke’s Riverview Terrace was the perfect location, as a wide variety of attractions set in a carnival-like atmosphere made for a fun-filled evening enjoyed by folks of all ages.
The smell of cotton-candy and grilled food filled the air, as did the sounds of laughter from the “bounce-around” inflatable playground and a dunking booth. The dunking booth, manned by St. Luke staff proved to be one of the “main-attractions”. The ever-popular “cake booth” featured donated baked goods prizes and other “games of chance” and activities like face-painting kept the fun going. A “Hydration Station” (which featured Virgin Strawberry & Pina Colda Daiquiris) by the St. Luke Food Service Department provided special treats on a warm summer night.
Entertainment was provided by DJ Barry Dunham and a pair of juggler’s demonstrated their acrobatic skills. Special guests included the Fulton Pop Warner Cheerleading Squad, on hand to help out, as were a crew of volunteers who made sure that the event went smoothly!
St. Luke residents Francis North and Jean Zeno thought a bazaar at St. Luke would be an ideal event for residents, family-members and staff alike. “I thought it was about time St. Luke had a bazaar so we could get outside and put the Riverview Terrace to good use and let everyone have some fun,” said Mr. North. They brought their ideas to the St. Luke Activity Department which joined in and set about organizing the event.
“Our first-ever Old Fashioned Bazaar was a great success and it was fun to see our residents taking part, and visiting with their family members and friends. Without the tremendous support and hard work of our volunteers and staff, this event would not have been possible,” said bazaar organizer Diane Garcia. “Our Old Fashioned Bazaar captured all the sights and sounds familiar to our folks, and offered our organization a nice opportunity stay connected with our community. When our folks find it difficult to attend some of their favorite events, we bring the events to them!”