Annual Strawberry Festival and Community Health Fair
Posted on: 06/16/2014
On Thursday, June 19, strawberry shortcakes will abound once again on the grounds of Olean General Hospital as the hospital’s Auxiliary is expected to serve up more than 2000 whipped cream-topped delights from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the 28th Annual Strawberry Festival.
The festival will not only feature the popular treats, but will also have a community health fair sponsored by the hospital, featuring health and wellness information, free screenings and child safety offerings, provided by local vendors and service organizations.
Included in the community health fair will be the American Red Cross, Blue Cross/Blue Shield of WNY, CAReS, Inc., the Cancer Services Program of Allegany and Cattaraugus County, the Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Department, Homecare & Hospice, Mercy Flight of WNY, Olean General Healthcare Services, and Total Senior Care.
Olean General Hospital will be represented by the following hospital departments: Cardiac Services, the Center for Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine, Diabetes Education, Gundlah Dental Center, Infection Prevent & Patient Safety, Nutrition Services, Pastoral Care, Radiation Medicine, the Sleep Disorders Center, and Sub-Acute Rehabilitation.
For those looking to satisfy their taste buds, strawberry shortcakes will remain at $3.50 each. Hot dogs, nachos, sloppy joes, and beverages will also be available.
The Strawberry Festival also offers face painting for kids, a fun slide, free child I.D, and fingerprinting. Entertainment will be provided throughout the day beginning with singing Barbershoppers at 10 a.m., followed by Bent Brass at noon, the Enchanted Mountain Line Dancers at 1:15, Bagpipers at 2, the Bel Conto Singing Group at 4; Rounding out the day will be the Olean Area Irish Dancers at 4:45. Other activities will include a bake sale, crafts, and raffles. The American Red Cross Bloodmobile will also be on site from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. for those who wish to donate blood.
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