Summer at St. Joseph’s Home would not be the same without our famous Holy Smokes Picnic. Residents, Sisters, volunteers and staff from our Homes in Enfield, Scranton, Philadelphia, Queens, and the Bronx, join everyone here for a big indoor picnic.
Hamburgers, hotdogs and ribs are grilled right outside the dining room and are served with the usual picnic fare; corn on the cob, baked beans, potato and macaroni salad. Desserts are summer favorites, watermelon and ice cream.
It wouldn’t be a picnic without some ole time music, all of the favorites to sing-a-long to and for those who still have a spring in their step, to get up and dance to. Our delightful Yolanda Mercado never fails to entertain dressed up in a fun costume. After the raffle prizes are given out, everyone begins to head home.
As our guests leave, each person is given a “goody bag” with a small bottle of wine, chips and candy for the long ride home. See ya next year!