It’s our 21st year of celebrating community at the Sunshine annual walk event, and we’re excited about several changes!
First the name…. This year, we better reflect the relaxed nature of the day, rolling and strolling with friends, family and loved ones.
We’re also moving the event back to where it all started – to the Sunshine campus in Maumee where Roy and Georgette Engler raised their children with developmental disabilities, later opening what is now Sunshine Communities. By relocating the walk, we welcome the public to our beautiful, 25-acre campus and our brand new, nearly ¼-mile boardwalk. The move is a testament to how we’ve grown over the years – from a small brick home for children in the 1950s to a vibrant campus that is the headquarters for work that supports people of all ages with developmental disabilities as they live, work and play throughout Lucas, Fulton and Wood counties.
When we celebrate September 8, we honor an incredible legacy by drawing members of the Sunshine family from many miles away!
While we will no longer feature a 5K at the event, we will be adding more activities to our family-friendly event. You may recall the ice cream stand that we introduced last year among ooey-gooey words of endorsement and sticky fingers. That will return, and we’re also adding more games, children’s activities, and more live music. We’ll offer tours as well for the whole family. Did you know we package coffee here at the campus, or that we have a barn full of animals, including horses and bunnies? Come out and see all we have to offer!