As McDuffie County Schools prepare for their summer break, at least one local club is following suit.
First Baptist Church's club for senior adults - called Young at Heart - held their annual end-of-the-year picnic at the Watson-Brown Foundation Tuesday morning. About 100 people came out to sample some good food, camaraderie, and sunshine.
"This is the final meeting of the year, kind of our close-out," said Laverne Melton, one of the organizers of Young at Heart. "Most of the time we have had it at First Baptist Church's fellowship hall. Normally we wouldn't go anywhere, but we felt like the beauty of this place and the fact that it was new to our community, that it would be a really good thing for them to do."
Thomson High School's Jazz band provided some music, while Shade Tree A's of Augusta showed off several of its Model A cars from the 1920s. Tours of the historic Watson-Brown Foundation were also conducted.
"They just love to have something different and unique," said Kathie Mogish, another of Young at Heart's organizers. "I decided it was time to stop having programs about Alzheimer's and nursing homes, so we've decided to be a little bit more creative with our topics. I think it's a great time for fellowship. The just like to get out and be with one another and not be treated like, well, like senior citizens."
The Shade Tree A's car club
displayed several Ford Model A antique cars at the Young at Heart picnic.
Photo by Elwood Hamilton
"This is beautiful," said group member Mary Etna Dudley. "This is my second time here and I hope it isn't the last time."
"I think it's wonderful," said member Doris Hunt.
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