LIFE Butler County Holds Carnival Days

LIFE Butler County held its Carnival Days during the last week of June for participants to enjoy.

Published: Tuesday, July 09, 2013

Activities included Skee Ball, ring toss, bean bag toss, spin art painting and many others. Winners of each competition were awarded medals for their efforts. The participants enjoyed the friendly competition, while engaging in activities that were designed to be physically and mentally stimulating for them.

"These games keep them moving and stretching," said Ingrid Tallarico, recreation therapy manager for LIFE Butler County.

In addition, Carnival Days provided an opportunity for intergenerational socialization. The games were run by middle school students from Midland Evangelical Free Church in Midland, Michigan, who were in Butler on a week-long mission trip. The church group works in conjunction with Fishbone Ministries and The Net, both outreach ministries located in Butler, and has been coming to LIFE Beaver County for the past seven years.

"We love the ministry here in Butler," said Shelley Rajewski, church ministry assistant for youth ministry. "And for many of the kids, spending time with the older population here at LIFE is the highlight of their trip. It forever changes them."

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