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Masonicare’s Community Festival June 9 – Bigger and Better Than Ever!

May 16, 2012

Join in the Fun at Masonicare’s Community Festival June 9
Free Activities and Programs That Everyone – from 2 to 92 – Will Enjoy!

Wallingford, CT, May 16, 2012………Masonicare’s Grand Masters Day, held every June on the Masonicare campus in Wallingford, is an annual tradition for the community that features an array of wholesome activities – with food and fun for the entire family.  This year’s event will be held on Saturday, June 9, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the grounds of Masonicare Health Center, 22 Masonic Avenue in Wallingford.  With many exciting new features and activities, the festival will be even bigger and better than ever!

In addition to the FREE children’s rides and activities, the day will include a comprehensive Health Fair and screenings for adults and an exciting musical performance from 1:30 to 3 p.m. by the popular, 14-piece swing band, Tuxedo Junction.

A lively and colorful parade, which steps off at 10:30 a.m., will feature Shrine clowns and motor units.  A variety of exciting outdoor activities have been planned for the young and the young-at-heart, including children’s rides, a petting zoo, a bubble table, tattoos, noodle necklaces, and more.  

The free Community Health Fair will be held from 11 am to 2 pm in Masonicare’s Medical Office Building on the Masonicare campus.  Blood pressure, body mass index, balance and podiatry screenings will be available, and informative presentations by Masonicare physicians and therapists will discuss a variety of topics such as Congestive Heart Failure: What You Need to Know; Your Balance and How to Remain Safe; Coping In a World of Change; and  How to Snack the Healthy WayAs an added bonus, every person who visits the Health Fair will receive a coupon for a complimentary lunch under the main tent.    

The Connecticut Freemasons Child Identification Program (CHIP), designed to help facilitate a quick and effective recovery should a child be reported lost or missing, will be available. This free program includes four proven identification methods – a brief videotaped interview with the child to show mannerisms and speech patterns, fingerprinting, tooth print impressions, and a digital photograph of the child. All material is given to the child’s parent or guardian for safekeeping in the event of an emergency. 

A Red Cross Blood Drive will be held from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the auditorium at Masonicare Health Center.  Please call 1-800-GIVE-LIFE (1-800-448-3543) to schedule an appointment. 

Enjoy the horse and carriage rides around Washington Square, a great book sale, caricaturist, basket raffle, music, and a wonderful assortment of handmade crafts and ceramics that will be available for purchase.  The model railroad room will be open and is always of special interest to train enthusiasts of every age. Admission and all activities are free, and delicious summertime food and drink will be available for purchase.

Parking and continuous free shuttle bus service will be available from the Oakdale Theatre (sign says “Toyota Presents Oakdale”) on South Turnpike Road.  For additional information, please call the Masonicare HelpLine at 888-679-9997.
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