Around the Community – October 2018

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International interests on display at the 2018 Riderwood Diversity Fair

On September 13, the Erickson Living Values Team, in conjunction with the Diversity and Inclusion Committee, sponsored the 2018 Riderwood Diversity Fair. The exhibition included a variety of themed tables focusing on the cultures and traditions of various countries. The show also featured a variety of demonstrations, including the Dancing to the Latin Beat group, Henna Tattoo designing, and a performance of the Japanese stringed instrument, the Koto. The event concluded with a fashion show of the clothing of various cultures organized by the Arbor Ridge team.  (Photos by Chris Taydus)


Residents strut their stuff during bi-annual Lion’s Club Fashion Show

The Riderwood Lion’s Club hosted their bi-annual fashion show featuring clothing and jewelry by Taylor Marie Fashions. The residents took to the runway to show off exciting clothing options for the fall and winter season that are quickly approaching. After the show, there were racks of clothing for guests to try on themselves. 10% of the gross sales from the day were contributed to the Riderwood Benevolent Care Fund. (Photos by Chris Taydus)


Let the good times roll! 2018 Benevolent Care Fund Gala heads to New Orleans

The annual Benevolent Care Gala took place on September 22 and featured a theme of New Orleans. The event included a delicious menu of bayou favorites, Mardi Gras style entertainment, and music from the Nitehawks band. The evening kicked off with the event’s own second line parade featuring members of the James Hubert Blake High School Band followed by staff members and members of the 2018 Gala planning committee. Fiona Divecha then spoke and thanked the guests for their contribution to the Riderwood Benevolent Care Fund. Residents then danced the night away to music by the Nitehawk band throughout the night. (Photos by Chris Taydus)

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