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Byron Health Center To Host Corvettes, Bikes & S’mores Mini-Festival

Byron Health Center will host a fun evening for all on Wednesday, July 27th from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. during Corvettes, Bikes & S’mores. Members of the Fort Wayne Corvette Club (FWCC) will bring their highly coveted ‘Vettes’ while the Gold Wing Road Riders Association (GWRAA): Chapter U of Angola and the Christian Motorcycle Association (CMA): Biblical Bikers # 1245 of Auburn will bring their desirable ‘Hogs’ to the Byron Health Center campus at 12101 Lima Rd in Fort Wayne. Both staff and residents from Byron Health Center will spend the early evening enjoying the many styles, varieties and ages of Chevrolet Corvettes along with Hondas, Harley Davidsons and various other motorcycles that will gather in the Byron Health Center parking lot at the northwest corner of Carroll Rd and Lima Rd along State Hwy 3. The public is also welcome to come out and enjoy the American iconic automobiles and motorcycles throughout the evening. Admission is free.

This will be the fourth time in as many years that the FWCC has gathered at Byron Health Center. “We are delighted that the FWCC has chosen Byron Health Center to show off their beautiful cars,” said Nichole Miller, Byron Health Center Director of Life Enrichment, “Our residents and staff are really looking forward to seeing all of the Corvettes up close and personal!” For the second year in a row, the GWRRA: Chapter U of Angola and the CMA: Biblical Bikers # 1245 of Auburn will be joining the FWCC in filling the Byron Health Center parking lot with many styles and versions of motorcycles. The Byron Health Center Resident Council will also present a mini-festival in the Friendship Corner courtyard area of the campus during Corvettes, Bikes & S’mores that will serve as a fund-raiser for the upcoming Honor Flight. Snow cones will be available along with, popcorn and beverages, for a suggested donation of $1 each. The event is open to the community, admission is free and all are invited to participate and enjoy.

The FWCC was founded in 1970 to provide Corvette owners and enthusiasts in Northeastern Indiana the opportunities to spend time with a great group of people with similar interest. The FWCC helps to support local charities such as the Wounded Warrior, Local police forces, Veterans and various other community outreach programs. The GWRRA is the world’s largest single-marque social organization for owners and riders of Honda Gold Wing/Valkyrie motorcycles — and some would say, the world’s largest family. Dedicated to the motto, Friends for Fun, Safety and Knowledge, GWRRA members enjoy the freedom of belonging to a not-for-profit, non-religious and non-political organization. CMA is a non-profit, interdenominational organization, dedicated to reaching people for Christ in the highways and byways through motorcycling. Since its beginning in the mid-‘70s, CMA has had over 160,000 applicants for membership and over 1,200 chapters chartered in the United States.

Byron Health Center provides compassionate long-term care for young and older adults with complex needs by offering physical, mental, emotional and neurological services to meet their unique needs. Each resident is recognized as an exceptional individual that deserves to reach their optimal potential. Byron Health Center and Byron Residential Center continue a tradition of over 160 years of serving the long-term health care needs of Indiana residents. Byron Health Center is licensed to provide intermediate and skilled nursing care while Byron Residential Center provides services to individuals who are more independent and are able to live in an assisted-living residential setting.