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More Than 100 Residents and High School Student Volunteers Help Make 17th Annual 'Courtyard Carnival' a Success At Runnells Specialized Hospital of Union County

Union County Office of Public Information

Friday, August 15, 2014 • 7:26pm

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - More than 100 residents of Runnells Specialized Hospital of Union County and volunteer students from several Union County municipalities participated in the hospital’s 17th annual Courtyard Carnival featuring a full day of activities.

Residents were treated to musical entertainment, a magician, a caricature artist, food, games, sand art, and a petting zoo with cows, goats, sheep, rabbits and chickens.

Students from high schools in Union County and Essex County volunteered their time to assist the residents and to help staff the games and activities.

“The Courtyard Carnival is always a highlight for the residents, staff and volunteers at Runnells Specialized Hospital,” says Union County Freeholder Vernell Wright, who helped open the festivities on Friday morning.  “I especially want to thank our student volunteers who did such a wonderful job and Activities Director Patricia Scott and her staff who go the distance to make this event so successful every year,” adds Freeholder Wright.
High School students from Union, Roselle, Linden and Orange volunteered to help staff the carnival the entire day.
Runnells Specialized Hospital of Union County is a unique, state-of-the-art nursing facility that has served the residents of Union County and surrounding areas for more than 100 years.

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