One evening this week a group of us went to a nearby town for an evening of fun at the senior center. The event was hosted by the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) students at the schools in that town. There are 65 students in that group, and about twenty of them were on hand to cater to us seniors all evening.
They walked in carrying bags of prizes, bags and bags of prizes, which they displayed on a long table. There were gift certificates from Arby's, McDonalds, local restaurants and gas stations as well as bags of candy and candy bars and many other items of interest to us seniors.
A huge platter of meat and cheese and boxes and boxes of crackers and cookies were set out and we served ourselves to the meats, which were cut into squares. I had never seen such a large platter of meat and cheese, it was at least two feet high. The teens started popping popcorn and brought around bowls of popcorn and kept the bowls full all evening. They continually filled our cups of beverages and kept piling on more meat and cheese.
The young people were young and energetic and were friendly and kind and fun to all the seniors. One of the teens started calling out bingo numbers and the games began. We all won several times so we went home at the end of the event with bags of prizes. One of my friends went home with several gift packs of bath products from Bath and Body Works as well as two $10 gift certificates for car gas.
This type of interaction with teens and seniors was new to me and it warmed my heart to overfilling. I will definitely attend this event next year.