Last month, Eagle Ridge of Decatur was a buzz of activity for residents, family members and friends. We opened our doors to host a County Fair Night that was free and open to the public.  This was one of our monthly open house events, and this evening was one to remember!

“We served around 300 people,” said Eagle Ridge Administrator Dennis Toohill, “and it was wonderful to see everyone interacting in such a fun environment.”

The County Fair connected residents and families to the best aspects of summer without the hassle of leaving home and gave them a chance to reminisce about memories of their childhood.

“Events like this bridge the gap between the generations and show that fun is something for any age to enjoy,” said Marketing and Sales Director Kate Stankovic.

The event was held in partnership with the University of Illinois Extension, which brought 4-H members as well as winning projects from the 4-H Show.

Other featured attractions included a dunk tank where our leadership team volunteered to be the “dunkies,” fresh-made fair food, snow cones, carnival games, a bounce house, balloon animals and live country music.

A special thanks to the organizations who provided volunteers to help run the event: Oxford House, Macon United Methodist Church, 4-H/University of Illinois of Extension and Generations of McKinley.

WAND-TV came out to cover the event. Click here to watch their coverage.