Albion students treat senior citizens to fun and food

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 7 May 2014 at 12:00 am

Photos by Tom Rivers – Emily Shabazz calls off the numbers during a game of Bingo in the cafeteria.

ALBION – It’s an annual tradition at Albion High School: Senior Citizens are welcomed to the gym and cafeteria for food and games for “Senior Citizen Day.”

The High School Student Council today hosted about 125 senior citizens. It’s an annual tradition that goes back to the 1970s. The Student Council picks a theme for the event and decorates the gym for the occasion. Today’s theme was “Welcome to the Jungle.”

About 40 students helped put on the program, which included music, art work and many games.

“The kids love this,” said Emily Wemmer, Student Council advisor. “It’s one of their favorite events of the year.”

Dawn Parker, right, works on a craft project with students.

Albion senior Brett Zicari makes a move during a game of chess.

Students play Wii bowling with a local senior citizen.