Caring Bear Picnic at Standish Hospital to Celebrate 50th Anniversary
It may have been raining on Thursday, June 16, but it didnâ€™t dampen the spirits of over 120 area children and their families who attended St. Maryâ€™s of Michigan Standish Hospitalâ€™s Caring Bear Picnic at the Page Memorial Park. â€śDespite the weather, attendance was comparable to last year,â€ť Said Community Relations Manager Holly Bender. 2011 wasnâ€™t the first year that Standish hospital hosted the health and safety day geared toward children up to age 12, but it was the first time they offered cupcake decorating in honor of the hospitalâ€™s â€śbirthdayâ€ť. The 50th birthday celebration included a bounce house, face painting, party games, arts and crafts and a free lunch but also served to educate the public with a germ vs. hand washing activity, car seat safety checks, child fingerprinting, food pyramid bracelet making and summer safety tips. Starting at 11 a.m. the park was filled with families enjoying the wide variety of activities.