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Holiday cheer spread at the Annual Nadine Kujawa Gala

Former Aldine ISD Superintendent Nadine Kujawa, right, her husband Harry and AISD Board President Steve Mead applaud following a performance by Aldine ISD students at the 15th Annual Nadine Kujawa Senior Citizen Gala, held Monday, Dec. 10 at the M.O. Campbell Educational Center.

Senior citizens in the Aldine community were treated to plenty of holiday cheer during the 15th Annual Nadine Kujawa Senior Citizen Gala, held Monday, Dec. 10 at the M.O. Campbell Educational Center.

More than 500 senior citizens from the Aldine community attended the event, which is named after former Aldine ISD Superintendent Nadine Kujawa. Mrs. Kujawa, along with her husband Harry attended the event, as did Aldine ISD Board President Steve Mead and State Reps Armando Walle, Ana Hernandez and Carol Alvarado.

The Master of Ceremony was Aldine ISD Superintendent Dr. LaTonya M. Goffney.

Attendees were served a BBQ lunch on Christmas placements designed by Aldine ISD EC/Pre-K/K students.

The Gala began with the MacArthur High School Color Guard presenting the colors, which was followed by the National Anthem, performed by the Davis High School Choir.

During the event, the crowd was entertained by performances from the Aldine and Carver Dance Companies, the Carver High School orchestra and Jazz Band and the Davis High School Choir.

As part of the annual tradition, various gift cards and poinsettias were given away as door prizes and each attendee received a goodie bag.

Members of the Hambrick Middle School LOTC, the MacArthur High School JROTC and AISD high school culinary students served lunch.

Shirley Reed organized the event.