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COVID-19 Survivors’ Picnic Is Aug. 7 At Wheeling Park

A picnic for COVID-19 survivors, sponsored by WVU Medicine Wheeling Hospital, will be held from noon-3 p.m. Aug. 7 at Wheeling Park’s Sonneborn Shelter.

The event will recognize survivors of the pandemic as well as remember lost loved ones. Each attendee may bring two guests.

“As the leading healthcare provider in the valley, it is important that we take time to honor those who have lost their lives to COVID over this past year and to recognize those who have survived,” hospital President and CEO Douglass Harrison said. “This virus has proven to be very deadly and we are still not out of the woods.”

Free COVID vaccinations will be administered by the Wheeling-Ohio County Health Department between noon-1 p.m., and music will be provided by members of the Wheeling Symphony. Activities for children are planned, along with drawings for prize gift baskets.

“This picnic is our way of showing our support of this community and letting them know that we are all partners in health,” Harrison said. This was never more evident than when the hospital, the Wheeling-Ohio County Health Department and Health Right partnered together to provide vaccines to the public at the Highlands community clinic. As we say here at WVU Medicine Wheeling Hospital, this is our community and our home.”

The day will include a lunch of chicken, ribs, baked potatoes and corn on the cob. Many community members, businesses and organizations have pitched in to help sponsor the event.

For reservations, call 304-243-3010 by Aug. 1. No alcohol or pets permitted.


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