A generational success - Golden Horizons hosts annual summer carnival in Crosslake
Families and community members old and young gathered for food, games and music.
CROSSLAKE — Golden Horizons of Crosslake’s summer carnival was fun for the assisted living residents, their families and the community, and it raised $258 for the Alzheimer’s Association.
The annual event had everyone outside for food, local organizations, carnival games and music by Jim Olsen and Steven Penoncello.
The National Loon Center was there with a table of hats, shirts and stickers. The Crosslake Fire Department brought a fire truck, and residents and children were able to play with puppies from the Babinski Foundation.
While the event had to be paused for a few years because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the carnival served as a great welcome back to the community after the break and following Golden Horizons’ renovation.
Golden Horizons’ resident Rosemarie Matros enjoyed her second carnival, especially the music.
“(It would be) even better if I could get up and dance,” Matros said. “A lot of people here that I know, which is good.”
The carnival succeeded in its main goal of bringing residents, families and the community together. Five generations of one family were in attendance and were happy to enjoy the nice weather and food.
Megan Buffington, Echo Journal intern, may be reached at 218-855-5854 or email@example.com. She is a 2021 Pequot Lakes High School graduate who attends the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.