Seniors take a tour of Davie historic sites

Published 11:20 am Monday, July 1, 2024

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By Carrie Miller

Davie Senior Services

Davie County seniors enjoyed June.

The month kicked off with a Golden Anniversary party for couples that have been married for 50 years or more. There were 10 couples in attendance, with several marriages over 60 years. The entertainment featured Benita Finney and Bradon Finney.

The Senior Services Volunteer Appreciation Event was Thursday, June 13 and featured entertainment, Fairfield Bluegrass. It is held each June to celebrate more than 500 volunteers who put in more than 10,000 hours. The theme thwas “Our Volunteers Really Measure Up” and each volunteer was given a small token of appreciation.

On June 15, Senior Services had a team attend the Piedmont Triad Elder Abuse Walk at Triad Park.

Senior Services was on WXII 12 News on Monday, June 17 as they celebrated the 100th birthday of bowling league participant, Joe Wieter, who still bowls three times a week. This special can still be seen on the WXII website.

The day trip for June was held on Tuesday, June 18, and the bus traveled on a historic your around Davie County. Stops included the Mill House Museum and the Cooleemee Plantation as well as the Bull Hole and Joppa Cemetery. The group had lunch at Mocksville Family Restaurant. Day trips are held once a month.

The 2nd Annual Senior Services Juneteenth Celebration was held June 19 and was titled “Jubilee – Songs & Praise.” It featured the following choirs: Erwin Temple Praise Team, New Bethel Baptist Church Choir, Mainville AME Soldiers for Christ, and Cedar Grove Baptist Church. The praise dances were performed by Kindgdom Kidz. The event was emceed by Cassandra Mason. There were over 140 people in attendance.

On June 20, Senior Games athletes welcomed their friends from Special Olympics for the quarterly cornhole event. T

Monday, June 24 featured What’s Cooking: Foods, Fads, and Helpful Home Hacks. The group was able to try Banana Split Fluff as well as create their own fruit pizzas. It was a way to beat the heat and enjoy a summer day.

The Intergenerational Nature Walk was intended to be held outdoors at Rich Park, but the impending heat meant that the event was moved inside. Participants instead enjoyed a fun Scavenger Hunt through the Davie County Public Library as well as creating crafts together.

To close out June, Senior Services held monthly bingo sponsored by Barnette Heating and Air.

Upcoming events: Kim Shuskey’s retirement party on July 25; Beach Party on Aug. 22; 6th Annual Ms. Senior Davie County Pageant on Sept. 19; and the 40th Anniversary of Senior Services on Sept.  27.

There are many monthly and weekly activities. Call 336-753-6230.