Giving Back to Our Senior Citizens

November 24, 2020


Students serving meals. Photo provided by Lisa Bernet.

Each year in November, the Fair Grove Middle School hosts a senior luncheon in order to give back to our senior citizens within our community, but this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic the school has hosted a senior drive. 

“The senior drive is an alternative plan that we have come up with due to not being able to have our traditional senior luncheon this year because of the pandemic,” stated principal Stallings. 

“This year the seniors will drive through the central office and the administration will hand out Thanksgiving ‘to go’ meals and interact with the senior citizens in the safest manner possible,” said Stallings when describing how the senior drive worked this year. 

The senior drive is normally held within the middle school and is a group effort between the school cooks and the character council members who would work together to help serve the senior citizens a Thanksgiving style dinner as a way of saying thanks to the seniors for all that they do for the community. Principal Stallings added, “Our senior citizens are a very important group to our school. Many have lived in this community for years and several even attended school here. This is the school’s way of being able to bring them in and let them know we appreciate them for all that they have done to help shape our community.”

Other groups within the school district would also take part within the senior luncheon such as the Kindergarten Singing Eagles and the High School Choir, who would perform for the seniors after they have finished their meals, the art classes would also help make table mats. 

The senior drive this year was held out in front of the middle school where senior citizens drove to the school to receive their free Thanksgiving meal from the administration and student council members. It was held from 9AM-12PM on November 20th. 

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