Bringing awareness of Alzheimer’s is the goal of the annual Atria Lake Norman Fair planned for Sept. 28 from 2-4 p.m. at the assisted living facility, 140 Carriage Club Dr., Mooresville.

“Awareness needs to be out there. Lots don’t know about Alzheimer’s,” said Shelley Burns, engage life director. “I hope one day for a cure.”

Every year the local facility does something to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association. This will be the second carnival they have sponsored, and tickets will be sold for the various games, food and concessions

Some of the special activities scheduled for the day will feature carnival foods including ice cream from Dairio’s, popcorn and cotton candy from AmStar, pretzels and nachos and cheese, and a food truck dubbed the ‘home of the red velvet funnel cake.’

Lots of other fun events are planned including music performed by the group that plays at Richard’s Coffee Shop on Saturday mornings, a petting zoo, pie throwing, watermelon eating contest, dunk tank, 50/50 raffle and crafts and face painting for the children.

Informational booths and other vendors will also be on hand during the afternoon.

Burns said we are “excited about the event,” and we invite the community to all come together and participate in the food, fun and fellowship with friends.

The Atria Fair is leading up to the annual Alzheimer’s walk, which will be held Oct 12 in various locations. A group of employees from Atria Lake Norman will be participating in a walk in Troutman to help raise awareness and fight Alzheimer’s.

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