Senior citizens enjoy luncheon at RHS

| December 14, 2018

Josie Sellers | Beacon

WEST LAFAYETTE – Senior citizens in the Ridgewood Local School District were treated to a show and lunch on Dec. 13 at the high school.

The Ridgewood Drama department presented “The Somewhat True Tale of Robin Hood” then everyone enjoyed lunch prepared by the cafeteria staff and served by members of student council.

“It’s nice to see people you haven’t seen in a while,” said Raquel Foster, a senior member of student council.

She was busy serving lunches with her classmate Lucas Bucher.

“I think this is a really good thing for us to do for the community,” Bucher said. “I like seeing all the people that come. I go to church here in town. A lot of these people go there so it’s nice to see them here and talk to them.”

That was Alex Martin’s favorite part of the event.

“I like being able to interact and talk with everyone,” said the eighth grader who also is part of student council.

Josie Sellers | Beacon

Student Council Advisor Savannah Slusser said about 200 senior citizens signed up to attend the event.

“We do this to give back to the community and thank them for their support,” she said. “It was fun preparing. We had craft days where we listened to music and did our projects.”

Each senior citizen who attended received a homemade gift and there also were raffle prizes that were made by students. The S.T.A.T.S. club helped create these items and generous donations for the event were received from Pearl Valley Cheese, Crazy Aces Trophies, Unusual Junction, ALR Insurance Service, WenMar Farms, Jones Metal, Home Loan Savings Bank, and Auer Ace Hardware.

“It’s really nice for our students to give back to those who have given them so much support,” said Rebecca Wells, who is Slusser’s co-advisor.

Edna Mason was one of several senior citizens from the community who enjoyed her time at the event.

“I come for the food and because I have great-grandkids here,” she said. “It’s a nice day to get out too.”

Fred McCrea agreed that they serve good food at the luncheon.

“I like the food, but it’s also nice to see all the people you haven’t seen in a good while and socialize,” he said.

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I started my journalism career in 2002 with a daily newspaper chain. After various stops with them, I am happy to be back home! I graduated from Coshocton High School in 1998 and received a Bachelor of Arts in Communication in 2002 from Walsh University. I also earned several awards while working for daily papers, including being honored by Coshocton County’s veterans for the stories I wrote about them. I am honored and ready to once again shine a positive light on Coshocton County. I also am the proud mother of a little girl named Sophia!

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