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Fahrney-Keedy Home hosts holiday festival

January 24, 2011
  • Mary Lewis, a resident at Fahrney-Keedy Home and Village in Boonsboro, spends time talking with Santa Claus at the holiday festival.
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More than 200 guests visited the recent holiday festival at Fahrney-Keedy Home and Village, administrator and event coordinator Nola Blowe said.

“It was very well supported,” she said. “People had nothing but positive things to say. They liked that we had Santa on site, the food and our entertainment, even carolers through the halls — it all received favorable comment.  We even were asked if we had our decorations done professionally.”

Cottage tours and horse-drawn rides through the village were available, and the Broadfording Christian Academy All-County Band performed in the parlor throughout the event.

“This is a fast-paced time of the year,” Blowe said of the mid-December festival. “So an event like this gives families a chance to take their resident relatives ‘out’ and to socialize with each other. It also gives people who haven’t seen Fahrney-Keedy a chance to do so. It brings us all closer as a family.”

She said weekly pre-planning meetings and people who were ready to assist on the day of the festival helped make it a success. “All our committees were in place,” she said.

Fahrney-Keedy Home and Village, a continuing-care retirement community, is along Md. 66 a few miles west of Boonsboro.  With 160 full- and part-time employees, it serves a resident population of almost 200 women and men in independent living, assisted living and long- and short-term nursing care.  Fahrney-Keedy is committed to enhancing the lives of seniors through caring quality service.

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