Rossville Celebrates Independence Day Late, But Everyone Attends.
TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - Around the natoin, Independence Day was celebrated on Wednesday. But in Rossville, residents say there's one good reason to celebrate it this Sunday.
Elderly residents of the Rossville Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center say on Independence Day, families are often too busy to come visit them at the nursing home.
So the staff at the nursing home holds celebrations a few days late and invites to the entire community to come out and play.
It's Rossville's sixth annual celebration, entirely hosted by the Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center.
Adminstrator Wendy Corpening said holding it a bit later than on the actual holiday allows busy families to join their elderly relatives.
Several bounce houses have been set up and children got their hair colored and faces painted to match the mood.
It wasn't just the kids who enjoyed the activities.
Robert Hodges, an 85-year-old resident of the center, rocked along to a live band.
Another elderly resident in a wheel chair got his hair spray-painted.
A barbeque and a watermelon feed kept visitors entertained and satisfied until fireworks set off at sunset.