Caraway Center hosts annual Halloween party

Wednesday, November 4, 2009
Best Dressed female was Mary Slack, of Lepanto, and Best Dressed Male was James May, of Trumann.

The Caraway Senior Citizen Center hosted the annual Northeast Arkansas Halloween party Tuesday, Oct. 27, with over 100 people in attendance.

Halloween costumes of every variety added merriment to the all-day party and festivities. Mary Slack of Lepanto and James May of Trumann were named best dressed female and male winners.

Board games were played throughout the day as senior citizens visited and got reacquainted with each other. Host Director Cleffie Gipson and Gene Brown provided musical entertainment.

Seniors from the surrounding area attended the annual party.

A full picnic style meal was provided with desserts and a 20' long banana split. Ninth grade Family and Consumer Science students from Riverside Junior High, with their teacher Tracey Haas, served meals to those in attendance.

Drawings were held for prizes following the ice-cream party.

Site Managers in attendance included Dedra Robertson, Lepanto; Cindy Marshall, Trumann; Donna Horsley, Harrisburg; Nelroy Wright, Monette; Brenda Mile, and host Cleffie Gipson, along with Activity Coordinator Allison Winters for Trumann and Harrisburg and the Director of St. Bernards Senior Life Centers, Becky McDaniel-Ewart, of Jonesboro.

Site Directors and Activities Directors from Caraway, Monette, Lepanto, Trumann, Harrisburg, and Lake City got the first taste of the 20-foot long Banana Split before passing out dishes to all those in attendance. Joining them was Becky McDaniel-Ewart, of Jonesboro, Director of St. Bernards Senior Life Centers. (Town Crier photos/Nan Snider)
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