Heritage Manor of Normal holds Carnival for Kids

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Ronald McDonald isn’t a common sight at Heritage Manor of Normal, but on Friday, he was just one piece of the fun.

Ronald McDonald mingled with residents, families and friends at the 5th annual Old Fashioned Carnival for Kids at Heritage Manor last Friday. Magician John Brownbeck was also on hand, wowing the crowd with magic tricks and balloon animals.

Visitors lined up for their chance to choose a homemade desert from the cake walk, then bounced off the sweets in the inflatable jump house.

A favorite for residents and kids alike was the pie-throwing booth, where Heritage Manor staff sacrificed themselves for the sake of the fun.

Games like skeeball, a duck pond and a can toss were run by Heritage Manor and Passages Hospice staff members. Everyone was a winner and went home with as many prizes as they could carry.

“We’ve found a way for kids and residents to enjoy a day together in a place where age or ability makes no difference,” Heritage Manor Administrator Cindy Wegner said.

All proceeds from the carnival will be donated to the Alzheimer’s Association. This year’s event raised almost $500 for the Greater Illinois Chapter.

The carnival is held each year in May, in celebration of National Nursing Home Week.

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