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Local seniors treated with Walnut Grove hospitality

Walnut Grove studen Kadyn Foster talks with some local seniors during the school
Walnut Grove studen Kadyn Foster talks with some local seniors during the school's 16th annual seniors luncheon on May 11. Below: Reed Timmins (left to right), Kyle Jessee, Cal McDonald, Shawn McDonald and Randy Richardson, show off the lunch and dessert they prepared.
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Close to 200 seniors were treated to an afternoon of lunch and entertainment.

“It is us really working to build bridges between the younger and older generations,” said Walnut Grove Secondary counsellor Shirley Peterson.

“When you hear the kids and the seniors talk, it is a beautiful thing.”

This is the 16th year the high school has held the annual luncheon in May, right around Mother’s Day.

“It is building our community,” said Walnut Grove principal Jim Darby.

“As they get older, they lose the opportunity to connect with the younger generation and this gives them a chance to talk  with teenagers and see what sort of qualities people have.”

The seniors are invited from the local seniors homes and treated to lunch, dessert and entertainment, all courtesy of the Walnut Grove students.

The students sit amongst the seniors during lunch and the food was prepared by Randy’s Catering, with the help of some of the Walnut Grove students.

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