If you arrived late to the Senior Community Center, you had to get at the end of the line—and it was a long line. The local seniors were anticipating another pre-Thanksgiving Day luncheon at the Senior Community Center. Over fifty local seniors took their seats at the round tables and waited for the cue to line up at the buffet. They filled their plates with seasonal dishes like ham, turkey, stuffing, yams, mashed potatoes, green beans, ambrosia salad, and, for dessert, pumpkin pie. The food was served up by Rayna’s Catering.
Entertainment was provided by a local group, Encore at Christmas. The group consisted of two couples who were dressed in festive seasonal costumes. They harmonized beautifully as they performed Christmas songs and encouraged the attendees to sing along. The seniors joined in by singing along to all of the verses of “The Twelve Days of Christmas,” complete with hand gestures accompanying the lines of the song.
Luncheon tickets were drawn for door prizes, and the attendees were awarded many fun gifts. Prizes included a day bus trip to Thunder Valley Casino, as well as comfortable blankets, prayer shawls, and an infinity scarf. The creator of the crocheted prayer shawls told the seniors about the history of the shawls.
Janet Burke, who enjoys the exercise and scrapbooking classes that are offered at the center, said she never misses the luncheon. It is always a great time to see old friends and start the holiday season each year. Nelson Fong, at 83 years of age, loved the tasty buffet dishes and meeting new friends.
This annual event, which is offered at the price of just $12, is a great opportunity for the local seniors to join their friends, win prizes, and get into the spirit of the season. The attendees thanked the staff members for their dedication to them and the fun day that they provide every year.