Hilltop Fest returns to Friendship Haven | News, Sports, Jobs

The Punching Pandas will be cranking out the hits of everyone from Jmi Hendrix to Smash Mouth on Friday during Hilltop Fest at Friendship Haven.

The fundraiser for the retirement community’s Good Samaritan Fund will cap a week of special activities.

Hilltop Fest is open to the public It begins at 6 pm Friday at Friendship Haven, 420 Kenyon Road.

Tickets are $ 15 a person or $ 25 per couple.

The Good Samaritan Fund helps pay costs for residents of Friendship Haven who can no longer afford the full cost of their care. For more than 70 years, no one has been asked to move out of Friendship Haven because they could no longer afford it, and the Good Samaritan Fund makes that possible.

“This strong commitment to our charitable care mission could not be possible without the generous support of our Friendship Haven family and community friends throughout the years,” said Denise Halverson, Friendship Haven’s director of engagement.

Hilltop Fest debuted in 2019, but it wasn’t held in the last two years because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Punching Pandas, a six member Iowa band that covers a wide range of rock and pop artists, will be the featured entertainment.

Food will be provided by Olde Boston’s Restaurant & Pub.

Hilltop Fest will conclude Spirit Week at Friendship Haven. Each day of Spirit Week will have a special dress-up theme, visiting food trucks and activities.

For more information about Hilltop Fest or Spirit Week, contact Halverson at (515) 573-6705 or [email protected]

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