By Tammy Moore Teague
There was a very festive atmosphere at the Lavaca Senior Center on Tuesday, December 11. Tables were decked out in Christmas cloths, centerpieces of poinsettias and holly were at each table. The center’s walls were decorated, finishing out the signs of the holiday and the coming celebration of Christmas.
The people began crowding in and taking their places; some on newly set up tables to take the overflow of people. Everyone was walking around and visiting with old friends, laughing and enjoying themselves. The side door opened and there he was: Santa Claus! The jolly old elf got a good greeting from the people who began to line up to have their photos made with him before he got back into his sleigh to head to parts unknown. Bags of goodies: candies, cookies, crackers, apples, oranges and bananas were delivered to each guest.
The Christmas Story was read from the book of Luke in the Bible and the special guest, a young man named Dallas, gave a sweet and heartfelt prayer. Servers came to each table with plates filled with turkey and dressing, mashed potatoes, turkey gravy, green beans, cranberry sauce and a hot roll.
With full bellies, the crowd began to leave but not before sitting around and catching up with old friends and neighbors. It was a wonderful day.
Thank you to the wonderful ladies of the Senior Center who did an outstanding job today. A warm thank you to the area businesses that provided the many treats that were delivered to the people celebration!