Green River Star -

By David Martin

Mothers honored at Friday tea party


Star photo by Lillian Palmer

Main: Quinn Stover serves mothers Diane Sims and Consuelo Floyd at Golden Hour Senior Center's Mother's Day tea party luncheon.

Mothers were honored at a special Mother's Day tea luncheon hosted by Golden Hour Senior Center Friday, with help from students attending Expedition Academy.

According to Megan Brown, activities coordinator at the senior center, interest in the lunch rose suddenly in the days leading to the event. Initially 20 people signed to attend the lunch, which grew to more than 110 Friday morning.

Brown said the crew at Golden Hour worked throughout the week in preparing the lunch, which featured various finger sandwiches and cookies, along with beverages. Brown said the center's cooks arrived at 5 a.m. the morning for the event to ensure the food was prepared on time for the hungry seniors. Their efforts did not go unappreciated either.

"I love it," Helen Heslop, a grandmother attending the lunch said. "It's a fun get together."

Students from Expedition Academy helped serve food and drink during the lunch. Ralph Obray, principal of EA, said the students help out at the center three or four times each year. Previously EA students served veterans during the Veteran's Day lunch and Thanksgiving meals hosted at Golden Hour.

While a few students view the school's commitment to community service as a punishment, Obray said a majority do enjoy the public interaction they receive while helping at the center. He said one student decided to become a nurse after working with seniors during a recent visit to Mission at Castle Rock.

"It's a good experience they can put on their resume," Obray said.


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