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Grandparents Day held at Pilgrim Place

NORTHEAST – Pilgrim Place senior living home was the site of an all-day celebration of Grandparents Day, last Saturday.

Festivities included a luncheon cooked at the home and served by the FCCLA club of MacArthur High School. About 30 girls from the club helped serve food, and got to know some of the Seniors that live at Pilgrim Place, and some of the Grandparents that cam specifically for the event.

Food service was inside the home, but outside on the lawn, children played on several “jump houses” and grandparents socialized with others, and learned about social services from some of the agencies that set up displays under the tents.

The Grandparents Day event was under the direction of Coco Martinez, Resident Services Director, and Dimetria Wallace, Pilgrim Place Director.

The FCCLA club was headed by their president, Melissa Angulo.

Congressman Gene Green welcomed everyone, and spoke about services his office provided for seniors, the grey-haired type, and the college bound type.