The Elizabeth Scott Community Hosts Free August 17 Festival

This is the 10th year for the Elizabeth Scott Community Summer Fest and the 70th anniversary of the community.

To commemorate its 70th anniversary and to celebrate summer, the Elizabeth Scott Community is hosting the 10th annual Summer Fest on Saturday, August 17 from noon to 5:00 p.m. at 2720 Albon Rd.

The free, family-friendly, outdoor event is expected to draw 2,000 visitors, family and friends to the Elizabeth Scott Community, which offers independent and assisted living as well as skilled nursing and rehabilitation.

“Each year, we change a few things in our Summer Fest lineup to make it interesting and appealing to visitors,” said Matt Bucher, director of marketing for the Elizabeth Scott Community. “This year, entertainment will be provided by a new act that we have not had before. Aaron Hertzfeld, a popular local musician from Waterville, will perform several sets for us. We’re also bringing back the giant inflatables and games for kids, along with face painting, laser tag, a trampoline and our food vendors.

“We are also going to introduce a new, 70th-anniversary video we’ve put together about the history, philosophy and legacy of Elizabeth Scott, the person, and the Elizabeth Scott Community,” said Bucher. “The video will be played on a continuous loop inside.”

Another new item this year will be an indoor art show sponsored by Owens Community College’s Fine and Performing Arts Department. The show will feature works created by Owens students under the guidance of instructor Nichole Newman.

Nichole has designed a wide variety of costumes for the Owens stage, including 17th-century French fashion, Dungeons and Dragons-style creatures and formal red-carpet Oscars wear, as well as headless horseman, dogs and birds. 

“Nichole is a major contributor and collaborator to the Owens Fine and Performing Arts Depart-ment,” said Jeremy Meier, Owens Community College’s chair of Fine and Performing Arts. “Her distinct aesthetic and creative eye has enhanced the work on stage for over 20 main stage productions at the college.”

The goal of Summer Fest is for the Elizabeth Scott Community to show it is a good neighbor by opening its campus to area residents for food, fun and entertainment, Bucher said.

Those who attend can purchase food and non-alcoholic beverages from food vendors. Admission and parking are free, and there is plenty of parking in the Elizabeth Scott Community’s neighboring farm field.

“We’re quite grateful for our sponsors who help make this event a possibility,” Bucher said. 

Presenting sponsors are Kaminsky and Associates, The Mirror Newspaper and Healthy Living News. Main stage sponsors are RCO Law and HW & Company. 

The free Summer Fest event will be held on the Elizabeth Scott Community’s campus, 2720 Albon Rd. in Springfield Township, west of I-475 between Salisbury Road and Airport Highway. For more information, contact the Elizabeth Scott Com-munity at (419) 865-3002 or visit 

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