NORTH MANCHESTER – Timbercrest Senior Living Community hosted a summer festival recently in celebration of its 125-year anniversary.
The festival was a huge success with hundreds of members of the community in attendance as well as Timbercrest residents and staff.  
“It was a wonderful weekend all around to celebrate this 125-year milestone. We couldn’t be happier with the response that we had. The weather was absolutely perfect and the entertainment was a huge hit,” said Carrie Vineyard, Timbercrest’s community relations coordinator.
On Thursday festival goers enjoyed a free slice of Nordmann’s Nook pie and were entertained by the Fort Wayne Chamber Brass. Friday’s activities kicked off with a children’s carnival, train rides, moonwalk, velcro wall, face painting, clowns and more. Music from The Bulldogs entertained festival goers Friday evening.
According to a press release, the fun continued on Saturday with Belles and Beaus Square Dancing, a hymn sing, and the children’s carnival, which also included a petting farm by Animal Grams and horse-drawn wagon rides. Appetites were satisfied by an all-you-can-eat Dan’s Fish Fry for lunch. Music during lunch was provided by Captain Bob the Singing Skipper and the grand finale of the event was the nationally recognized and Grammy-nominated southern gospel group Triumphant Quartet.
According to the press release, Timbercrest administrator David Lawrenz stated, “What a great celebration.  I’m so grateful to everyone who made this possible;  staff, residents, volunteers, sponsors and guests. I commend the staff for planning and carrying out this major three-day event in addition to their regular responsibilities. The event was especially celebratory for everyone after learning Friday morning that the Department of Health found Timbercrest to be deficiency free.”
Timbercrest thanks the Kiwanis Club for its partnership on the fish fry and to these festival sponsors: Main View, Harting Furniture Gallery, Mishler Studios, Parson Electric, Wise Construction, Troxel Equipment, Intrasect Technologies, Hahn Custom Services and First Financial Bank.
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