Se­niors en­joy Christ­mas party at Billy V. Hall Se­nior Ac­tiv­ity Cen­ter

Westside Eagle-Observer - - NEWS - SU­SAN HOL­LAND shol­[email protected]

GRAVETTE — Pa­trons of the Billy V. Hall Se­nior Ac­tiv­ity and Well­ness Cen­ter en­joyed a full day of ac­tiv­i­ties Thurs­day, Dec. 20. Some be­gan ar­riv­ing at 9 a.m. for a morn­ing of fun and games, work­ing puz­zles, in­clud­ing word-search puz­zles and a tricky Christ­mas carol iden­ti­fi­ca­tion con­test.

Snacks of cheese and crackers, cock­tail sausages, can­dies, cook­ies, hot cider and cof­fee were served. A “dirty Santa” gift ex­change was held, with each per­son wish­ing to par­tic­i­pate bring­ing a gift val­ued at $5 or less.

At 11 a.m., a group of singers from the Gravette Ho­li­ness Bi­ble School ar­rived and en­ter­tained the guests by singing sev­eral Christ­mas car­ols, ac­com­pa­nied by Sherry Wood on the pi­ano. The singers stayed to en­joy Christ­mas din­ner at the Cen­ter.

Shortly be­fore din­ner, judg­ing was held for the Cen­ter’s an­nual ugly sweater con­test. Five con­tes­tants had en­tered, Connie Adams, La Vonda Au­gus­tine, Coleen Dick­in­son, Ca­role Ro­bel and Juanita White­side. Win­ners, se­lected by pa­per bal­lot, were La Vonda Au­gus­tine, first, with her flamingo sweater and match­ing hat; Connie Adams, sec­ond, with a sweater fea­tur­ing a fes­tive pup dressed for the hol­i­days; and Ca­role Ro­bel, third, dressed in an elf cos­tume. Each re­ceived a bag of gifts. Most agreed the judg­ing was based, not on the ugli­est sweaters, but on which were the cutest.

Guests joined in singing a few tra­di­tional Christ­mas songs while wait­ing for lunch to be served. More than 50 guests en­joyed the Christ­mas din­ner, with a menu fea­tur­ing glazed ham, sweet po­tato casse­role, broc­coli and cheese casse­role, Wal­dorf salad, a roll and co­conut cream dessert.

Sev­eral folks re­turned at 5 p.m. for pizza and a movie. Sev­eral va­ri­eties of pizza and soft drinks were served, fol­lowed by the screen­ing of the movie, “White Christ­mas.”

West­side Ea­gle Ob­server/SU­SAN HOL­LAND

Five con­tes­tants who en­tered the judg­ing in the an­nual ugli­est sweater con­test dis­play their hol­i­day at­tire. The con­test was a part of the Christ­mas party at the Billy V. Hall Se­nior Ac­tiv­ity and Well­ness Cen­ter. Pic­tured are Connie Adams (left), Coleen Dick­in­son, Juanita White­side, La Vonda Au­gus­tine and Ca­role Ro­bel.

West­side Ea­gle Ob­server/SU­SAN HOL­LAND

Guests at the Billy V. Hall Se­nior Ac­tiv­ity and Well­ness Cen­ter Christ­mas din­ner join in singing Christ­mas car­ols while wait­ing for lunch to be served Thurs­day, Dec. 20. Over 50 guests were served at lunch with a menu fea­tur­ing glazed ham, casseroles, Wal­dorf salad, rolls and co­conut cream dessert.

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