For the 23rd time, several hundred young students gathered on the front lawn of St. Paul’s Hospital to enjoy hot dogs, games, entertainment, prizes, face painting, and other activities in the Hospital’s annual event – Community Day, May 27th, 2015.

Large crowds gathered at St. Paul's Hospital on May 27 for their annual Community Day.

Large crowds gathered at St. Paul’s Hospital on May 27 for their annual Community Day.

RR-2015-06-03-st-pauls-2 RR-2015-06-03-st-pauls-3 RR-2015-06-03-st-pauls-4Since its founding by the Grey Nuns in 1907, St. Paul’s has been a community-focused hospital, dedicated to being a voice for the advancement of innovative, quality and effective health care. Over the years, the hospital staff have developed deep and meaningful neighborhood relationships and are thrilled to work together in celebration of “Community Day – A Day of a Thousand Smiles.”

The goal of this event was simply to celebrate community and have fun. The day’s activities resulted in many thousands of smiles as hospital employees, generous sponsors, and volunteers served over 2000 hot dogs and popsicles to more than 650 students and neighborhood visitors. Community entertainers joined in the fun – a clown, a rapper, a story-teller, and dance troupe provided a rich variety of entertainment. A police car, fire truck, and ambulance provided an enjoyable way for the children to meet others in their community who served their needs. The Mendel Art Caravan, SCYAP, and the Hospital’s  Artist-in-Residence brought a colorful and creative presence to the activities.

St. Paul’s Hospital thanks everyone for their participation in the day’s activities and acknowledges that being together is a wonderful experience for everyone, and builds the hospital’s vision for a community of health, hope, and compassion for all.