Father’s Day Celebration
By Francis Taylor, Executive Editor
Senior Center Guest s enjoying the program (Francis Taylor Photo)
On Friday last week the Inglewood Senior Citizen presented a Father’s Day Celebration for a packed audience of regular senior citizens who gather for the daily lunch. The event featured senior citizens who participate in the many activities that are sponsored by the center. Including the choir, Spanish as a second language class, square dancing, to name a few.
Inspirational Chhoir (Francis Taylor Photo)
The celebration kicked off with the first of three songs by the Inglewood Senior Center Inspirational Choir, lead by Mary abbot, followed by a dance presentation by the Senior’s Inglewood Square Dancers, moderated by Sylvester Norton. The next item on the program was a Father’s Day Poem recited by Erma Brombeck, another song by the choir, and another Spanish Language poem recited by senior students from the center’s Spanish as a second-language class.
Father’s Day Poem
Ms. Natalie- AKA ‘Gladys, Whitney or Aretha’ (Francis Taylor photo)
The next performance was truly a surprise to everyone in attendance. Ms. Natalie, who serves as one of the primary receptionists at the Inglewood Senior Citizen’s Center, who provides concierge-like information services, sang a cappella and received a standing ovation.
After Ms. Natalie’s world-class performance, Derrick, a center staff member, announced that See’s Candy, provided by the generosity of Ms. Paige, would be given to everyone. A retired city employee, Ms. Paige frequently uses her own resources to provide gifts for Inglewood seniors.
Closing remarks were provided by Linda Patterson, the Center staffer who provides the news and announcements daily before the seniors enjoy their meal.
What is the best Hood? FATHERHOOD!