Baker students host senior citizens for holiday event

Published: Wednesday, December 5, 2012 at 01:04 PM.

"It is our way to pay them back for all of the support they have given us," Lindsay Gatewood said. Gatewood, who is a senior representative with the SGA, was volunteering at the banquet.

"This is actually one of biggest crowds we've had," Gatewood said. She added that everything was running smoothly after the guests were seated.

Gatewood said this event is used to show appreciation to the senior citizens at the event.

"Most of these people are involved in the school, because their grandchildren attend here," Gatewood said. She added that many of these seniors attend school functions including school sporting events.

 Shipp agreed with Gatewood.

"A lot of them attended this school and help establish a lot of traditions this school and they are still involved with it, through their kids and grandkids," Shipp said. "We have some that help and volunteer here (at the school)."

Not only were guests leaving with banquet placemats that were made by kindergarten students and corsages made by elementary students, they also had a chance to leave with a door prize. These prizes included gift certificates and other items donated to the event from local businesses in Baker and Crestview.

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