June 18, 2007

Delano Senior Center plans to celebrate 25th anniversary with a bang

By Karrah Anderson
Staff Writer

Twenty-five years ago, Delano Mayor Gordy Wetter and Independence Mayor Marvin Johnson, along with their city councils, combined efforts in both communities and created the Delano Senior Center.

In June 1982, the senior center opened, providing a place for social interaction, hot meals, and activities specific to the senior community.

The senior center’s coordinators have organized a week-long celebration in honor of the quarter-century milestone this week.

Activities are planned for the seniors to participate in, as well as a couple of events for the community to join in.

“Slice of the Center,” Thursday evening June 21, will give the community the opportunity to experience the center while enjoying free treats. The anniversary celebration will conclude with another community event, Dad’s Belgian Waffle and Sausage Breakfast, Saturday morning.

A professional photography exhibit called, “Images of Aging,” will be on display all week in the atrium of the Senior Center. The exhibit will depict the process of aging throughout a lifetime. Local senior citizens will be featured in the images, along with seniors from neighboring communities.

Informational booths will offer more visual entertainment. The booths will display the different services offered at the center, and will also offer the community a chance to enter a drawing for prizes.

The booths will be set up all week, open to people to come in and take a look whenever it is convenient to them.

The drawing will take place at the waffle breakfast Saturday, Coordinator Gail Sinkel said.

An anniversary dinner Tuesday, including guests of honor, will be the kick-off to the week, giving the center a chance to show how the organization has developed over the past 25 years.The class of ‘82 will be there, along with the many regulars that attend the center daily.

The events planned during the week are designed to provide a good time for all seniors.

See a complete schedule of events on page 2A of this week’s Delano Herald Journal.

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