My plan this week was to wrap up my columns concerning my trip to China, but if I may, I want to just take this week to call your attention to a special event coming up at Hicksville Schools.
Please note the ad in this week’s Tribune concerning our upcoming Senior Citizens Brunch, to be held on Friday, May 21st. This brunch is for Senior Citizens in the Hicksville School District, and we define those people as anyone aged 60 or older. The brunch will be held from 9:00 to 10:30 a.m. on the 21st. All you have to bring is an appetite.
The food will be prepared by our staff members and will be served by our students. In addition, you will be entertained by Hicksville students. There is no charge for the event. We simply ask that you make a reservation ahead of time. You can do so by calling the elementary school at 419-542-7475. You may also email your reservation to our elementary secretary, Anita Daniels, at firstname.lastname@example.org. We would ask that you make your reservation by next Monday, the 17th.
We’ve been doing our Senior Citizens brunch (actually, it was first a luncheon) for a number of years now. Sometimes people ask us why we would have such a special event. The answer is pretty simple. First, we want to honor our community’s Senior Citizens. We know that we are the school that we are today, and we are the community we are today, because of the investment of time, talent, and treasure that our Senior Citizens have given over the years. We want our students to understand the importance of the generations that came before them. Second, we want to show our students off to you! As I noted, you will be served by our students, and they will provide the entertainment for the morning. We want you to see our brightest and our best. We think you’ll leave convinced that our students are pretty neat kids, doing neat things. In a world where the negative seems to occupy so much of our time and attention, it’s nice to pause and reflect on all that is good and right with the world around us.
If you haven’t attended our Senior Citizens brunch before, make this the year that you come out for this event. I promise you that you’ll be glad you came.