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Alzheimer's family festival, walk scheduled at MC Lake

Published August 10. 2011 05:01PM

The Alzheimer's Family Fun Festival & Walk will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sat., Oct. 8, 2011, at the Mauch Chunk Lake Park, Jim Thorpe. The event includes a Walk to End Alzheimer's (formerly Memory Walk).

The day's events include the unveiling of a "Wall of Memories," a memorial to highlight pictures of loved ones who have suffered from Alzheimer's Disease. Activities also include Miss Prissy the clown, a karate demonstration and dance exhibit, free games for kids and adults, massages, Chinese auction, sand art, car cruise, motorcycle run, bake sale and live entertainment by Liberty. Local nonprofit organizations will offer concessions. Festivities will conclude with a drawing for a Memory Quilt and other prizes.

Proceeds benefit the Greater Pennsylvania Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association.

For more information about the Walk to End Alzheimer's, the festival or the Wall of Memories, call Kathy Ruff at (570) 645-3059.

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