Arlington Place picnic set for Sept. 9

by Cori Hilsgen

The annual family picnic and a celebration of National Assisted Living week will take place from noon-3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9 at Arlington Place Assisted Living in St. Joseph.

The theme for this year’s event will be “Family on the Farm.”

The event will include a noon-1 p.m. picnic lunch followed by entertainment from 1-2 p.m. by the Slew Foot Family Band and time from 2-3 p.m. for visiting and enjoying desserts.

The Slew Foot Family Band travels the Midwest and plays various styles of music, including bluegrass, country, gospel, patriotic and more. The children play various musical instruments and add folk dancing and clogging to their shows.

Arlington Place Housing Manager Morgan Waytashek said family and guests are welcome to dress in their best flannel, jeans and cowboy boots because Arlington Place staff members also plan to dress in a country theme.

Arlington Place, which offers one-level assisted-living options, currently has 15 residents.

For more information about Arlington Place Assisted Living, call 320-363-1313 or visit the

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Members of the Slew Foot Family Band perform for a previous Arlington Place Assisted Living hoedown in 2014. The band will again perform at this year’s annual picnic Sept. 9.

Cori Hilsgen

Cori Hilsgen

Hilsgen is a contributing reporter for the Newsleaders. The central Minnesota native is a wife, mother and grandmother. She has a Bachelor's degree in Organizational Management and Communication from Concordia University – St. Paul, MN and enjoys learning about and sharing other people's stories through the pages of the Newsleaders.
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