The Elizabeth Scott Community will celebrate summer with its 9th annual Summer Fest! The free, family friendly, outdoor event is open to the public and will be held on Saturday, August 26 from noon to 5:00 p.m. on the Elizabeth Scott Community campus, 2720 Albon Road, Maumee. The Elizabeth Scott Community offers independent and assisted living as well as skilled nursing and rehabilitation. The event is expected to attract a crowd of at least 2,000.
“We’ve actually changed things up a bit this year,” says Matt Bucher, Director of Marketing for the Elizabeth Scott Community. “The past eight years we’ve held our festival in September and called it September Fest. But we’ve had rain on the day of the event the past few years, so this year we’ve moved the festival to late August where we hope to have better weather. That also meant a name change from September Fest to Summer Fest.”
Bucher says the goal of Summer Fest is for the Elizabeth Scott Community to show it is a good neighbor by opening its campus to area residents for food, fun, and entertainment. “We add a new feature each year to the festival, and this year is no exception,” says Bucher. “This year we will have new action sports demonstrations from members of ‘The Right Direction’ Youth Development Program. Plus, we’re bringing back our popular giant inflatables for kids.” A Velcro® Sticky Wall, bungee trampoline, laser tag, face painting, carnival games, pony rides, an animal petting zoo, an indoor arts and crafts exhibit, and food vendors will also be offered.
KidzB4, a local four-piece band featuring bass guitarist Paul Bucher, owner of the Elizabeth Scott Community, will provide entertainment. The band was quite accomplished and active in the 1980s and is making a comeback. “Our staff will enjoy seeing my dad perform on stage,” says Bucher. The Scott Fish Trio will provide additional music. The Off Broadway Dance Company rounds out the entertainment with a variety of tap dancing routines.
“Our elderly residents, in particular, enjoy the tap dancers because they perform routines using songs from when they were younger,” says Bucher. “The dance group is talented—they were invited to perform a few years ago in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.” Bucher says Summer Fest offers something for everyone, ranging from the Elizabeth Scott Community’s elderly residents down to the youngest child.
Those who attend can purchase food and non-alcoholic beverages from food vendors. Admission and parking are free, and there is plenty of parking in the Elizabeth Scott Community’s neighboring farm field.
The Elizabeth Scott Community’s Summer Fest is sponsored by Healthy Living News, The Mirror Newspaper, RCO Law, and Co-Man Portable Toilets. The free event will be held on the Elizabeth Scott Community campus, 2720 Albon Rd. in Maumee, west of I-475 between Salisbury Road and Airport Highway. For more information, call the Elizabeth Scott Community at 419-865-3002 or visit www.elizabethscott.org. ❦