On Sept. 10, 2016, associates from Life Care Center of The Willows in Valparaiso, Indiana, participated in Valparaiso’s 38th Annual Popcorn Festival.
The facility constructed a float for the parade along the theme “We Are Family,” decorated with a picnic motif, including a picnic table, corn on the cob, a grill and a popcorn machine.
Associates who rode on the float wore T-shirts that said, “Proud to be part of The Willows family,” and they waved at the spectators along the 2-mile route while the float played “We Are Family” by Sister Sledge. Associates also passed out candy to the crowd.
“It was really fun to work on the float with others outside of the work environment,” said Sabra Coons, director of nursing. “It was good team building. I also really enjoyed the acknowledgement and positive comments from the community along the parade route.”