By Jeremy Wallace
TROY — Senior Day at the Miami County Fair offered discounts, free lunch and entertainment.
A luncheon was provided for free to all the seniors by Koester Pavilion of Troy. Sandwiches, chips, fruit, cookies and a free lunchbox were given to the seniors. The lunch was held under the entertainment tent. Seniors could also look at the many different exhibits the fair had to offer
Koester Pavilion was established in 1977, in Troy and is an assisted living and rehabilitation center for senior citizens.
Roger and Judy Fetters of Laura said they enjoyed the lunch and came out to see their grandchildren because they have animals at the fair.
“We are also planning on going to the vow renewal ceremony because we have been married for 60 years,” Roger Fetters said.
Kristy Osting and Robin Schafer, who are Directors of Admissions at Koester Pavilion were in attendance to help with the festivities.
“This is my third year doing this at the fair and we had 400 people last year. This year I think we had more than that because we ordered 400 lunchboxes and we didn’t have any left,” Osting said.
“We also provided a list of activities we offer for the month to our seniors in case they see something on the sheet they may want to attend,” Schafer said.
There was also a special performance by Glenn Parks of Springfield. Parks is also known as the “Banjo Man” because that is the instrument he entertains with. He also performs at festivals, churches, and group functions. For more information on Glenn Parks, visit www.banjoentertainment.net
“One of the main reason I came today was to see Glenn Parks,” Karla Milthaler, of Piqua, said.
Shuttle services were offered to senior citizens so they didn’t have to walk as far to the fair. Seniors were given the opportunity to purchase discounted tickets and once they purchase them they were able to attend the Miami County Fair for free for the rest of their lifetime.
“It’s so nice to see these senior’s come out and share how things have changed with them and life in general over the years,” Jill Wright, fair manager said.
For more information on all the services offered at Koester Pavilion, contact Kristy Osting at 937-440-5103 or at www.koesterpavilion.com.
Jeremy Wallace can be reached at 937-552-2199 or follow him on Twitter @TroyDailyNews