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Celebration marks Dunn County’s nursing home’s anniversary

MENOMONIE, Wis. -- A celebration with a fall festival theme will be held on Sunday, Oct. 1, as The Neighbors of Dunn County marks the 10-year anniversary of the opening of the nursing home’s new buildings.

“This is a big milestone, so we wanted to do something special for the residents, employees and the public,” said Alyssa Doughty, life enhancement mentor and volunteer coordinator for The Neighbors of Dunn County, 2901 Forbes Ave., Menomonie.

Since the anniversary of the facility’s opening is in October, it made sense to have a fall theme for the celebration, she said.

“We are going to have music, food trucks, we are going to play bingo and have some kid’s games, as well as pumpkin painting and a cake walk,” Doughty said.

The event is free and is open to the public. It is scheduled to begin at 11 a.m. and run to 2 p.m. at The Neighbors Central (yellow) building. Highlights include:

  • Pumpkin painting and a coloring contest, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

  • Kid’s games: 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

  • Bingo: 12:45-2 p.m.

  • Music by Rich Schroeder: 11 a.m.–2 pm.

  • Cake walk: 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Doughty also said county departments will have tables set up to offer information to the public, and the facility’s therapy staff will be on hand to answer questions.

“Anyone is welcome to come” to enjoy the festivities, she added.

Media release from Dunn County.

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