Kevin and Shelley Osborne were two of the volunteers who helped make Woodland Villa’s Aug. 16 Country Fair a success. Not only are the Osbornes generous with their time, they are also generous with donations that help make each Country Fair an annual flagship event for Woodland Villa and the town of Long Sault.
Aside from working the barbecue at this year’s fair, the Osbornes have also donated two barbecues to the Cornwall-area long-term care home. They also donated 600 hot dog and hamburger buns to this year’s event.
The Osbornes became connected to Woodland Villa six years ago when Shelley’s mother moved into the home. Shelley’s mother passed away about two months ago, but the couple has become so close with residents and staff they wanted to continue volunteering.
“We still want to keep in touch,” Kevin tells The OMNIway. “We have gotten to know some of the other residents, so we’re going to come up and visit with them and help with some of the charities.”
Shelley adds that the home’s environment and staff members also keep her and Kevin coming back.
“It’s the atmosphere here,” she says. “The awesome care. They are wonderful.”
Kevin says the most rewarding part of this year’s Country Fair was the abundance of interaction between residents and people from the community.
“Gatherings like this are great for (the residents),” he says.
About 400 people attended this year’s Country Fair.
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