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Christmas spirit abounds at the Staunton Senior Center

Dec. 16 was a busy day at the Staunton Senior Center, as there was much Christmas cheer as well as December birthday celebration and Red Hat Day!

Two volunteers, Dorris Cogar and Marge Whitmer, led a Christmas sing-a-long dressed in sparkly green and red attire. Dorris added to the festive atmosphere by conducting a drawing for gifts using numbers tied to cut holly branches given to each member as they sang “Deck the Halls.”

Immediately after the singing, a drawing was made for the traditional prize that is given out on each Red Hat Day. Looking out into the sea of purple and red, Center Director Lynn Harris drew the lucky name which happened to be one of our birthday people! We then sang “Happy Birthday” to our special members and proceeded to eat our lunch which consisted of the additional mac ‘n’ cheese and jello added to our meal by staff.

After lunch, nine members, staff, and a volunteer departed the Center to give away some Christmas cheer at Rittenour Adult Home as we sang Christmas carols and songs with the residents. It made our hearts sing as we observed the delight on their faces as the group enjoyed the familiar songs of the season!

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