9.27.13 Issue

by Ozzie Nogg

The entire community can look forward to an afternoon of fun during a combined Grandparents’ Day and County Fair on Sunday, Sept. 29, at the Rose Blumkin Jewish Home. The event, a joint effort of L.O.V.E. (League Offering Volunteers for the Elderly) and the RBJH Activities Department staff runs from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. “The afternoon will feature old fashioned carnival games, a free photo booth for family photo opportunities, 4-H type agricultural displays, real farm animals and midway food like popcorn and funnel cakes,” said Lois Wine, RBJH Director of Volunteer Services. “This activity is always a much-anticipated event at the Blumkin Home, and we invite all members of the community to join in the fun.”

Mary Heiman, a Rose Blumkin Home Activity Director, is coordinating the program with Wine. “You don’t have to have a loved one at the Home to enjoy the afternoon,” Heiman said. “The entertainment, food and music will put everyone in a happy mood. Bring your kids, play some games, and visit friends who either live at the Home or are there for rehab. And if you really want to make a day of it, bring a lawn chair and picnic basket and head out to the JCC Pavilion for the free 5 p.m. Backyard Concert featuring the Kris Lager Band. Circle Sept. 29 on your calendar. All in all, the day will be a great way to end the summer.”

The Grandparents’ Day County Fair is underwritten by these funds administered by the Jewish Federation of Omaha Foundation: The Sheldon A. and Lorrie Bernstein Endowment Fund; The Betty A. Studna and Seymour T. Lee Endowment Fund; and The Chester and Phyllis Lustgarten Endowment Fund.