Eye on MI | Goin’ to the fair

A turn-of-the-century county fair was the theme for Covenant Shores' annual picnic.

A turn-of-the-century county fair was the theme for Covenant Shores’ annual picnic. The lakeside extravaganza, held Seafair weekend, was open to all staff, residents and their families.

A crowd of some two hundred enjoyed the brilliant July afternoon, punctuated by Blue Angels buzzing overhead and a bald eagle perched atop a nearby tree. In addition to a barbecue and country music, activities included an old-fashioned pie eating contest, a raffle and a dunk tank. Residents could purchase balls to throw at the dunk tank. Proceeds benefited Mercer Island first responders.

Bruce Erickson, executive director of The Shores, was dressed as a Keystone Cop. Throughout the afternoon “Dudley Do-Little” was chasing a fugitive burglar (aka Chaplain Greg Asimakoupoulos).  Life Enrichment Director Roxanne Helleren was crowned Queen of the Fair. Her court consisted of Princess Nancy Woo, director of marketing and sales, and Princess Leslie McGee, director of church relations.

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