Live music, food and a medical helicopter are scheduled highlights
of this year’s Community Day at the Eleanor Kahle Senior Center 11 a.m.
to 4 p.m. June 28.
Community Day chairman Russ Simpson said the second annual Community Day is for everyone from kids to seniors.
will include three live musical performances. Local country band
Haywire will kick off the event at 11 a.m. America’s PRIDE will perform
its song and dance routine with a message of drug deterrence at 12:30
p.m. The Toledo School of the Arts jazz combo will be the closing act,
taking the stage at 2:30 p.m.
ProMedica’s medical helicopter will return after being a favorite at last year’s event.
was the main attraction last year,” Simpson said. “When it came down
low over west Toledo people knew something special was up.”
Attendees will be able to get a close-up inspection of the helicopter and ask the pilots questions, Simpson said.
A number of programs geared toward child safety are scheduled,
including a smoke house simulation to learn fire safety, a car seat
check and fingerprinting, in case a child gets lost.
Other activities for the kids include the Kids Karnaval, which includes game for kids 3 to 12 years old.
Toledo Mud Hens mascots Muddy and Mudonna are scheduled to appear, as is Ronald McDonald.
Free hot dogs and drinks will be provided, said Gene Burchell, assistant director for Eleanor Kahle Senior Center.
Simpson estimates that there were 700 to 1,000 people in attendance last year and hopes to get more than 1,000 people this year.
Day was started because the organizers wanted to bring more unity to
Toledo, and they decided to plan a fun and safe event, Simpson said.
event is organized by the Eleanor Kahle Senior Center on Willys
Parkway. The center provides seniors with the opportunity to take
computer, art and exercise classes, among other recreational
“It’s a way for them to get out of the house and socialize so they aren’t staring at the walls all the time,” Simpson said.
center is important for seniors because often their family may not live
close or they don’t have time to visit them often, Simpson said.
The Eleanor Kahle Senior Center is located at 1315 Hillcrest Drive. For more information, call (419) 476-2745.