Last updated: June 24. 2014 6:36AM - 349 Views
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UNION — A large crowd enjoyed food, music, fireworks and fellowship at the Heartland of Union Assisted Living /Rehab Center’s Sixth Annual Red, White, and Blue Celebration this past Friday.

The evening’s festivities began at 5:30 p.m. with a hot dog supper for residents of the facility and their families.

At 6 p.m. the celebration moved outside the facility and opened to the general public who, along with residents and their families, were entertained with musical performances by Highway 49 and Josh Lydia.

Food was also part of this portion of the celebration with participants helping themselves to hot dogs, potato chips, watermelon, and bottled water.

Many enjoyed the music, food, and fellowship of the evening while setting under tents that had been placed on the grounds for the celebration.

The evening also included activities for children including games and a jumpy house.

When darkness fell, the celebration concluded with a fireworks display.

Supervisor/Admissions Coordinator Virginia Babb said Friday’s celebration was a success, drawing a crowd of more than 150 people.

“It went really well,” Babb said Monday. “All the residents had a really good time. We had a great turnout.”

While Heartland hosted the event, a number of other local businesses also contributed to the celebration’s success.

“I want to give a special thank you to the local businesses who supported it,” Babb said. “Hospice of South Carolina for providing the fireworks, Medi Hospice for providing the watermelon, Gentiva Home Health and Hospice for providing the potato chips, Blue Ridge Hospice for providing the water, and Ambu Star for providing the hot dogs.”

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