Local Seniors Treated to Dinner and a Show

Local Seniors Treated to Dinner and a Show photo

Senior members of the Elwood community were treated to a dinner and a show by the high school community service club and the cast and crew of the upcoming theatre production on Feb. 28.

Each year, community service club and theatre students collaborate to reach out to the senior community surrounding Elwood schools. Invitations were mailed, encouraging community members to come for a free meal and a private showing of the dress rehearsal of the upcoming show, The Little Mermaid. Service club members collected food and prepared a dinner, along with coffee and dessert, to serve to the attendees. Principal Burzynski, Superintendent Dr. Bossert, and Board of Education Vice President James Tomeo were in attendance as well, mingling with the members of the community.

“It’s important for our students to reach out to older members of the community,” said community service club advisor Maryann Cabrera. “It helps them become good citizens, and teaches them to represent their generation well.”

The students served the attendees with smiles, and escorted them to the auditorium to watch the performance of The Little Mermaid after dinner was over.

“It’s so special to be able to contribute positively to the community,” said Ashley, a sophomore at John H. Glenn, “and by helping the community, you also kind of help yourself by becoming more aware of the situations of others.”