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Green Honor Society students treat seniors at special event

2/7/2013 - South Side Leader
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By Kathleen Folkerth

The Green Senior Social, scheduled for April 6, will again include dinner, games and dancing. Shown above is a previous event.
Attendees at a previous Green Senior Social enjoyed dancing to live music.
Photos courtesy of Green High School
GREEN — Students at Green High School are continuing the tradition of offering an evening of fun for local senior citizens.

The 12th annual Green Senior Social will take place April 6 at Green Primary School, 2300 Graybill Road. Doors will open at 4:30 p.m.,  followed by dinner at 5 p.m.

The event is free, but tickets are required to attend. Tickets are available Feb. 18 to March 15 in the Green High School Main Office during regular school hours for district residents. Proof of residency will be required when picking up tickets.

Any remaining tickets will be available for nonresidents and residents March 18-22.

Morgan McCarthy, co-chair of the event with fellow senior Jessica Dixon, said those interested in attending should get their tickets early.

“It sells out very quickly,” she said, adding there’s room for 250 attendees.

The event is organized annually by members of the Green High School National Honor Society (NHS). Morgan said there are about 70 members who are juniors and seniors.

“It’s nice to give back to the community and see that something pays off that we do,” Morgan said.

The senior citizens also seem to enjoy the event, she added.

“It’s a great opportunity for senior citizens to get out and interact with students in the community,” she said.

This year’s social will feature a casino theme complete with casino-style games, Morgan said. Those who attend will receive and win “fun money” that can be used to win prizes in a basket raffle at the end of the night.

Attendees also will be served a dinner of spaghetti, breadsticks and salad and can enjoy live music from Out of Sequence.

Morgan said the NHS conducts fundraisers throughout the year and receives donations from local businesses for the event, which costs about $2,000 to put on.

And the club’s members run the event and do everything from dancing with guests to running the games, she added.

Doug Froelich, NHS co-adviser with teacher Kevin Finucan, said the event has become a welcome tradition in the community. 

“Since the first social 11 years ago, this has become a yearly event for many of our local seniors,” Froelich said. “It is not just for married couples. Many do come with spouses, but there are plenty of singles at the event. We encourage everyone to come and enjoy a great evening.”

Froelich said local senior citizens can check the Green Local Schools website at  www.greenlocalschools.org and click on the high school link for ticket information and availability. He added that organizers will post an announcement there when tickets are no longer available. He also suggests that seniors call the main office at 330-896-7575 before going to the school to make sure tickets remain.

No tickets will be available at the door the evening of the social.

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