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Sunday, December 7, 2008

Merry Christmas Riverview-South Central Seniors

'Tis the season to fellowship, and remember friends that age threatens to take away.

The annual Christmas dinner party for the seniors in the Riverview-South Central neighborhood was held this past Saturday, December 6th, at the V.O. Dobbins Sr. Community Center.

Snow and cold weather kept some folks away.. understandable, because that cold gets in your joints and your bones, and it takes a day or two to recover, but for the ones who braved the elements, the dinner party was well worth the trip out.

Never was our old Douglass Gym more festive than for the seniors, who were treated to a dinner of ham, fried chicken, green beans, and apple cobbler, just to name a few items. On tap was also that tangy punchbowl drink, that lended spice to an otherwise wonderful evening.

Our seniors were also treated to door prizes, which left everybody watching and waiting for their lucky number to be called. Even if you didn't win a prize, just the gentle ribbing given to our seniors was comforting.

Everybody was a winner.. beautiful scented candles by Airwick were given out free to visitors, and even in that corner of the gym, there was a wonderful aroma, that just meant "Christmas is in the air."

The New Vision Kids Youth also entertained the seniors, which brought smiles and nods of encouragement. Our seniors always love to see the kids doing something positive. The kids wore their Santa caps and reminded everybody what role the season plays for young ones. But there was also the reminder that Jesus is "the reason for the season," and that they need to always keep Christ in "Christmas."

The annual Christmas dinner party is sponsored by Weed and Seed, the South Central Kingsport Community Development Corporation, and the Kingsport Housing and Redevelopment Authority.


Merry Christmas to all!