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A wonderful time was had by all the participants and guests at the Sacred Heart Home Saturday, Sept. 25 at the  Little Sisters of the Poor “Rock, Roll and Walk-athon.”

Residents of the Sacred Heart Home and their families rocked in rocking chairs, rolled in their wheelchairs and walked with their walkers and canes to raise support for the Little Sisters of the Poor mission of caring for the elderly poor.

Guests enjoyed great food, live entertainment, a DJ, clowns and three prize raffles. There were many smiling faces and joyful spirits in the Home as everyone enjoyed “moving and grooving” for a great cause.

The event also included a unique “Cake Walk” were participants played musical chairs to win a home baked cake or pie. Young attendees enjoyed assorted festival games.

The highlight of the event was the live entertainment provided by two different singers doing their renditions of some of Elvis Presley's classics. The grand prize raffle winner, winning a free weeks stay at a Daytona Beach, Fla., condo, was John Mockensturm of Maumee.

Members of the St. Joseph Auxiliary planned and hosted the festival. Since 1885, the Little Sisters have cared for NW Ohio and SE Michigan’s needy elderly, offering them a home in which they can feel a sense of respect, safety and love. The Sacred Heart Home offers a continuum of care from independent living apartments to licensed residential and nursing care.

For more information about the Little Sisters please visit www.littlesistersofthepoornwohio.org.