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For the past 15 years, Miracle League of the Lehigh Valley has been providing sports and social activities year-round for hundreds of children and young adults with special needs. The organization was founded on the principles of inclusion, building self-esteem, and that everyone deserves a chance to play baseball … and, they continue to uphold those values today. On Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2021, it was Trick or Treat Night for the children, and we were so happy to participate in this heartwarming event. We enjoyed seeing the amazing costumes and met some amazing children and their families. Other vendors who participated in this event with us were equally as happy to be there, and we are all already looking forward to returning next year.
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What an honor it was for Patient First to be invited to join Wilson Borough’s Centennial Celebration. Wilson Borough, in Easton, PA, celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2020. The pandemic paused the celebration, but it returned October 14 – 16, 2021 in a big way, with food, rides, games, and live music and entertainment for the three days! We were able to join the Friday evening festivities. The community responded, and the weather couldn’t have been nicer for an outdoor Fall event. Organized by Borough Mayor Donald Barrett, Jr. and his team, the event was first-rate and very busy with attendance anticipated at more than 5,000 people from Easton and nearby communities. We enjoyed interacting with local folks, many who had been patients at our center near Meuser Park where this event was held. Organizers tell us they hope an annual Fall Festival will continue in future years … and if it does, you can count on seeing Patient First making a return appearance! It was a great evening.
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Pumpkin spice, popcorn, and everything nice! Patient First was excited to participate in the 45th annual Fairfax Fall Festival on Saturday, October 9, 2021.
This event took place in downtown Fairfax and featured over 400 craft booths and displays. Back by popular demand was the lumberjack show and interactive lumberjack camps for the children. The Fairfax Fall Festival included a business expo and Touch-a-Truck expo that allowed children to see and explore City of Fairfax work vehicles and equipment. There was a children’s stage that featured singers, dancers, magicians, carnival rides and face painting as well!
Patient First was excited to participate in the 38th annual Manassas Fall Jubilee Event on Saturday, October 2, 2021. This event took place in downtown historic Manassas and was a 3 block event. The Manassas Fall Jubilee was a family-fun event and featured live music, dance groups, Boy and Girl Scout troops, SPCA of Northern Virginia and booths from local crafters, businesses, and civic organizations. More than a hundred businesses took part in this event.
Patient First was excited to participate in the annual American Cancer Society Relay for Life run on Sunday, September 19, 2021. This fundraiser event took place in Leesburg, VA. The Relay of the Life Loudoun County is dedicated to raising funds and awareness for the mission of the American Cancer Society. Patient First was recognized as one of the sponsors of the event with a certificate. Patient First staff enjoyed engaging with the community by distributing health information and giveaways.
After being closed for nearly a year and a half, Bethlehem’s Hanover Township Community Center recently re-opened, and their first event back – Hanover Township Fall Festival, a pirate-themed event – was a huge success. As the first “returning sponsor” as the facility reopened, we earned a premier spot in the midst of all the fun. Our tent was a popular one and our giveaways flew off our table. We enjoyed lots of excellent conversations with folks from throughout the Lehigh Valley – Allentown, Bethlehem and Easton. Mother Nature even cooperated by providing perfect weather for an outdoor Fall event. There are more fun, family-friendly events planned at the Community Center in the weeks and months ahead, and Patient First is looking forward to being part of them! It is such a pleasure to be good neighbors with such a great community organization that is just a short drive from our Bethlehem center.
On Saturday, October 9 The Junior League of Richmond hosted the 16th annual Touch a Truck event. Several community vehicles lined the parking lot of the Richmond Raceway as families got up close and personal with a number of construction, transportation and emergency service vehicles. Although the weather was gloomy, the children’s faces were illuminated with cheer and excitement as they paraded the grounds. This was the first year that Patient First participated. As the only healthcare vendor in attendance, it was a great experience to be a part of this family friendly event.
We had a great day at the Towson Fall Fest. Cloudy skies and a cool breeze put a hint of Halloween in the air and added to everyone’s spirit. It was a great day filled with people, music and food. Patient First can’t wait for the next celebration in the street. See you again next year.