FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 19, 2008

CONTACT: M. “Peggy” Salisbury 908-771-5730;
Norma T. Sheld 908-771-5815

 

Old fashioned summer fun
at Runnells Specialized Hospital of Union County’s Courtyard Carnival

At the recent Courtyard Carnival at Runnells, “Cartoonist Harold” of Cranford displays a caricature he did for Ms. Helen Paul, formerly of Roselle, a resident of Runnells
At the recent Courtyard Carnival at Runnells Specialized Hospital, “Cartoonist Harold” of Cranford
was a big hit. Above he displays a caricature he did for Ms. Helen Paul, formerly of Roselle,
a resident of Runnells Specialized Hospital.

The weather was perfect as residents, patients and visitors enjoyed Runnells Specialized Hospital of Union County’s eleventh annual Courtyard Carnival event. There was a lot to enjoy, from games like Plinko and Big Mouth Golf to treats like Italian ices and popcorn; the traditional game “guess the weight of the watermelon”; a petting zoo; a magician and a cartoonist.
“It was a fun summertime classic,” noted Union County Freeholder Chester Holmes, Runnells Liaison. “My thanks to the Activities Therapy staff for their usually exceptional job organizing this event, handling details large and small to make the day wonderful. Thanks also to Runnells Volunteer Guild for donating the prizes.”

To learn more about the programs and facilities at RUNNELLS call 908-771-5700. Runnells is situated on a 45-acre mountain top tract of land in Berkeley Heights that offers breathtaking, panoramic views of the Watchung Mountains. The hospital is easily accessible from Routes 22, 24, and 78.