Altamont Senior News for Wednesday, June 25, 2014

The Enterprise — Jordan J. Michael

A 1950s hand jive gets new life as Altamont Elementary third-graders perform Tuesday for the Altamont Seniors. “Most of you were alive,” music teacher Annemarie Farrell told the group. “I know you used to jive.”

The Enterprise — Jordan J. Michael

Grand finale: Altamont Elementary school third-graders, including Keara Higgins, at left, sing for the last time this school year to the Altamont Seniors at their Tuesday luncheon. The children frequently visit the group of elders, which meets at the parish center across the street from their school.

What a fun time was had by all the Altamont Seniors on Tuesday, June 24. We met for lunch as usual at St. Lucy's Parish Center. Thirty-two enthusiastic, friendly folks, looking forward to a few hours of mingling with friends, were on hand.

Lunch was good, but the best part was to come, a surprise dessert, suggested by the Altamont Elementary School third-graders (and their teachers). The students were presenting their final program for this school year, a program that showed us how they have grown from the fall of 2013 to summer of 2014.

We've heard them sing, play instruments, join us in games, and converse with us. Tuesday, they sang patriotic songs, some of which we could sing along with them! Fun time.

Following the program, we — students and seniors alike — were treated to a grand dessert of ice cream sundaes, with multiple choices for toppings: chocolate, strawberry, butterscotch, marshmallow, and candy sprinkles.

This wonderful assortment of toppings for the ice cream plus everything needed with which to serve it — cups, spoons, scoops for dishing it out, napkins — was all generously provided by our own neighborhood Stewart’s.

Thought everyone should hear about our fun afternoon, in our wonderful Altamont community, where everyone is family!

Thank you, Stewart’s; thank you, third-graders; thank you, teachers; and thank you, Altamont Elementary School for making these programs available to us.

Have a safe an enjoyable summer, one and all.


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