News 12 First at Five, November 12, 2007
AUGUSTA, Ga. - It's Thanksgiving Eve and about 400 seniors in Augusta couldn't wait until tomorrow to cut the turkey.
Plates were piled high at the 30th Annual Senior Adult Luncheon.
"It just brings the community out. The seniors get a chance to have a good meal if they don't have family at home. We're their family," says Misty Sroczynski, an organizer of the event.
The seniors enjoyed a traditional turkey day meal complete with dressing, yams, green beans -- and of course turkey. Augusta's well-known band, The Swanee Quintet, also performed.
"it's nice...It's nice...It's good to be out and getting to know people," said one of the seniors.
It's a sponsored event. But the price tag passed the $2,000 mark this year. That's up $300 from last year.
But Augusta Parks and Recreation Director, Tom Beck, says the price doesn't bother him -- because it's for a good cause.
"It's just a pleasure to be able to serve them and give them something really to look forward to the Wednesday before Thanksgiving," said Beck.
And the Seniors say they love coming out every year-- for the food, fellowship and entertainment.