Submitted by Kath Pengelly, volunteer and advocate coordinator
Rogers and Hammerstein said it best, “Our State Fair is a great state fair, don’t miss it, don’t even be late.” A huge thank you goes out to employees from Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America for bringing the magic of a great state fair to life at our Brooklyn Park center.
We had most of the necessary state fair ingredients, games of skill and dexterity, art, funny photo opportunities, nail spa, but most important of all – food on a stick! Our food on a stick was a donut hole complete with frosting and sprinkles.
Allianz currently employs twelve Lifeworks clients in a variety of jobs but wondered how else they could be involved at Lifeworks. I offered up the idea of a party, and they were on board immediately. Having volunteers take the responsibility of running the various games, photos, crafts and food stations, allowed Lifeworks staff to help our clients enjoy the day to the fullest.
There were smiles all around for the entire day and the fair will be long remembered. A thousand thank yous to the Allianz volunteers
for helping make a memory that will last until the snow flies. Now I wonder if next year I could add a cheese curd stand?
On behalf of all the Brooklyn Park fair goers, thank you! Rogers and Hammerstein go on to sing, “Its dollars to doughnuts at our state fair, it’s the best state fair in the state.” Absolutely!