WR Holds Annual Senior Citizen Holiday Lunch

WR Holds Annual Senior Citizen Holiday Luncheon
Posted on 12/15/2017

WR Holds Annual Senior Citizen Holiday LuncheonOver 100 area senior citizens braved the cold to celebrate the holidays with their neighbors at Western Row Elementary on December 12.

"This is one of the very best events we do," said Eric Messer, Principal. “It is an honor for us to share a meal with these very special members of our community.”

Each guest received a framed One Hundred Years from Now poem and a handmade card thanking them for coming. 

"The second grade students created the cards and framed artwork​ in​ our STEAM class," shared second grade art teacher Jeanetta Noble. "They made the colorful background paper with marbling ink in a large bucket of water.​ The marbling ink was purchased through a grant ​from​​​ the​ MCS foundation."

The poem was intended for students to encourage senior citizens, and show appreciation to them as valued members of the Mason community.  

The traditional holiday meal was only made more delicious with caring student servers and welcoming greeters. All the preparation and practice were obvious during the luncheon.  Students, dressed in their nicest clothes, were the perfect hosts as their guests enjoyed a meal of turkey, mashed potatoes, green beans, rolls, and stuffing. 

Following lunch, two second grade homeroom classes, led by Western Row Music teacher Marylee Vennemeyer, performed several holiday songs, ending with "The Twelve Days of Christmas.”  Twelve students, each representing one of the days and playing a different instrument, went into the audience and selected seniors to help play their instruments during the song. 

Watch the performance!

Western Row's Nico Marietta did an awesome job filling in for Mr. Messer as WR Principal for the Day - an honor his parents secured at the Mason Schools Foundation Gala.

Each student representative was responsible for learning a specific job.  Greeters, coat checkers, and escorts made sure guests were warmly welcomed and taken care of when they arrived.  Food and drink servers were responsible for guests during the luncheon, while helpers mingled and socialized. 

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