Families do ‘The Twist’ at Roaring River Rehab’s fireworks party

Wednesday, July 5, 2017
One generation taught another how to do “The Twist” during Roaring River Health and Rehab’s fireworks celebration in Cassville Saturday night. The evening included watermelon, dancing to great tunes played by a DJ, family fellowship, reciting the Pledge of Allegiance, a drone flying overhead, and inspiring fireworks accompanied by patriotic music. Julia Kilmer/reporter@cassville-democrat.com

One generation taught another how to do “The Twist” during Roaring River Health and Rehab’s fireworks celebration in Cassville Saturday night.

Hunter Berry, 2, left, and brother Brayden Berry, 6, entertained themselves Saturday night with bubbles at Roaring River Health and Rehab’s annual fireworks celebration event in Cassville, while their great-grandmother (background) Martha Foster, and grandmother Debbie Long, right, were entertained by watching them. Their father, Brad Berry, was nearby, making four generations of family members together. Many families attended the event. Julia Kilmer/reporter@cassville-democrat.com
Fireworks lit up the night and inspired a large crowd of residents, staff and families at Roaring River Health and Rehab, which held their annual fireworks show Saturday evening. Julia Kilmer/reporter@cassville-democrat.com
Try as they might, boys could not convince Maggie Kirkpatrick, who was content to lay in the cool grass and enjoy her mouth-watering watermelon, to join them in a game of football, during Roaring River Health and Rehab’s annual fireworks celebration in Cassville Saturday night. Julia Kilmer/reporter@cassville-democrat.com
Mikala Brophy, director of nursing at Roaring River Health and Rehab, was one of several to get people up to dance when the DJ played the timeless ‘Twist’ Saturday night, during the facility’s annual fireworks celebration in Cassville. The evening featured great music, family fellowship, mouth-watering watermelon, a salute to the U.S. Flag and Pledge of Allegiance and fireworks. All of it was made possible by staff, who pitched in their own funds to purchase an assortment of outdoor prize items, and sell raffle tickets for a drawing to win the items. In all, they raised about $1,500 through the sale of the tickets to purchase fireworks for the event. Julia Kilmer/reporter@cassville-democrat.com
Many got up to do the classic “Twist” Saturday night at Roaring River Health and Rehab’s fireworks party within seconds of the DJ playing it. Staff Micky Saville, left, gets a resident up to dance. Staff raised $1,500 this year to purchase fireworks through the sale of raffle tickets for a chance to win a large loot of outdoor goods, and Saville sold the most at 280 tickets. Staff pitched in their own funds to purchase the jackpot of products and goodies, which Cassville resident Greg Harter won. Julia Kilmer/reporter@cassville-democrat.com
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