The Indiana State Fairgrounds hosted the Salvation Army’s bi-annual Senior Adult Luncheon on Friday, drawing nearly 400 seniors from around the state. Following a medley of songs performed by Homegrown Harmony, the seniors were served a fried chicken platter, complete with brownies, lemonade and coffee. Volunteers, employees and officers of The Salvation Army came with rolled-up sleeves to serve and interact with the seniors who attended, including one who was noted to be 100 years old!
Major Judy Eagle, organizer of our Community Cares Ministries, spearheads this event to honor Indiana’s senior adults who are bussed in from Corps senior programs, senior centers and local nursing homes. All were treated to floral table decorations, brightly colored folded napkins and specially printed mugs as part of the tribute, wrapping up with door prize drawings for many of the seniors.
Showing their support for the elders in their community, a large group of volunteers came together representing Best Buy and AutoTrader.com. We thank these corporate partners and hope that their example will inspire others to get involved with the many service opportunities through The Salvation Army.
For more information on how YOU can get involved with projects such as Senior Adult Luncheon, contact Elizabeth Wilhelm at (317)224-1010 or go to savolunteer.org.