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Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Grant HS Octagon Club partners with senior center

For Thanksgiving, the Grant High School Octagon Club, Portland, Oregon, helped the Hollywood Senior Center put on an authentic feast for their patrons. According to Amber Kern Johnson, Executive Director, the celebration was a great success. She wrote:

"We had over 60 seniors attend the event which provides an authentic Thanksgiving meal and social opportunity for many older adults without family and the resources to celebrate the holiday.  The lunch was a rousing success.  The seniors felt really treated, and that is a rarity in many of their lives.  

Happy Thanksgiving indeed!

The Octagon Club played a major role in making the afternoon so special. The members helped to set up, serve food, and clean-up after the event.  I know it meant a lot to the seniors  in attendance to have younger individuals be at the event and spend time with them. 

 As we head into December, we would love to have some students come to help decorate the Senior Center for the holidays. Please let me know if this is a possibility. Most afternoons will work for us to have a group come.

We are very grateful for the ongoing support of the Grant High School Octagon Club!"

What a great opportunity for the students and adults. The Grant High School Octagon Club is sponsored by the Portland Northeast Optimist Club. 

Thanks to JOOI Chair Boyd Yaden for the story. Click on the pictures to enlarge. 

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