School serves senior citizens supper
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Neighbors | Alexis Bartolomucci.The Austintown Fitch High School cafeteria was filled with guests for the bi-annual Spring Senior Citizens Dinner on May 11.
Neighbors | Alexis Bartolomucci.Guests at the Spring Senior Citizens Dinner on May 11 at Austintown Fitch High School were served by Austintown staff members.
Neighbors | Alexis Bartolomucci.Austintown Fitch students spoke with guests as they served them drinks on May 11 during the Spring Senior Citizens Dinner at Austintown Fitch High School.
Neighbors | Alexis Bartolomucci.Austintown faculty and students served guests during the Spring Senior Citizens Dinner at Austintown Fitch High School on May 11.
By ALEXIS BARTOLOMUCCI
Senior citizens were served supper by Austintown staff and students on May 11 at Austintown Fitch High School during the biannual Spring Senior Citizens Dinner.
Several board members, faculty and students from different school organizations volunteered their time to serve senior citizens who came to the school for a dinner, dessert and refreshments prepared by the cafeteria staff. Close to 200 senior citizens attended the event, many with their friends.
“It’s a great way for the school system to stay connected with the seniors by having this biannual senior dinner,” said board President Alex Benyo.
The dinner has been a tradition for more than 25 years, which shows the commitment of the community to the school system. It’s an event that brings in a full crowd of senior citizens, many who have been coming for several years.
“It allows us to build close relationships with residents and people in the administration and the student volunteers,” said Benyo.
The event allows the community to stay connected and help build support within the school system.
“It’s good for everybody in the community to come out and see what Fitch is about,” said freshman Julia Brooks, who has been helping for three years.
Brooks started working the dinner when she was in middle school and plans on working the event throughout her time at Fitch. She believes it’s a nice thing to do for the community and a way to bring them back into the schools.
The next Senior Citizens Dinner will take place in the fall.