Senior citizens and students enjoy annual breakfast at Holley Elementary

By Kristina Gabalski, Correspondent Posted 6 May 2016 at 12:00 am
Holley choir with senior citizens

Photos by Kristina Gabalski – The Holley Central High School Concert Choir performs during a breakfast for senior citizens on Thursday.

HOLLEY – More than 100 senior citizens enjoyed breakfast and music with students at the Holley Elementary School on Thursday morning.

District Superintendent Robert D’Angelo said this is the 11th annual Senior Citizen Breakfast and it is one of his favorite events of the year.

“We started it to honor the individuals who do so much for our district,” D’Angelo said. “It warms my heart to do this.”

He noted the event is also an opportunity to provide community members with good information – the school nursing staff was on hand to provide free blood pressure checks, and the Orleans County Office for the Aging also attended.

Holley senior citizens receiving roses

Holley High School students present long-stem red roses to those attending the annual Senior Citizen Breakfast.

Holley senior citizen breakfast

The annual Senior Citizen Breakfast drew a large crowd on Thursday morning.

D’Angelo invited those attending to stroll through the gardens, which are just coming into bloom on campus, visit the Family Fitness Center and, “feel free to enjoy the building, this building belongs to you.”

A breakfast buffet was served and Holley High School students and members of the Student Council assisted with the event. They poured coffee and made sure anyone needing extra help received it.

Holley Central Food Service Director Vicki Scroger worked to coordinate the menu, table settings – which included centerpieces of fresh flowers, and place settings with place mats featuring colorful student drawings.

placement designed by Holley student

This is one of many colorful place mats made for the breakfast by Holley Elementary students.

Holley kindergarteners sing for senior citizens

The Kindergarten Class at Holley gave an enthusiastic and energetic performance for senior citizens.

Members of the High School Concert Choir, the 5th and 6th Grade Elementary Chorus and the Kindergarten class performed musical selections.

Clarendon Town Supervisor Richard Moy said he attends the event every year and enjoys the opportunity to visit with friends and neighbors.

“It’s great,” he said. “There’s a lot of people from Clarendon. You get to see a lot of people you haven’t seen at other times of the year.”

D’Angelo agreed, telling those in attendance that, “as a community, it is important that we get together. We look forward to seeing you next year.”