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Seniors serenaded to Christmas tunes

Every year children from West Point Elementary visit the elderly at the West Point Active Life Center, formerly the Senior Center, and put on a Christmas performance and this year was no exception.

On Wednesday, 40 students arrived singing Christmas songs and performing small skits

“They [the seniors] love it,” said Carmen Rogers, activities coordinator at the center. “They look forward to having the kids.”

Seniors were serenaded to tunes like “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” and “Holly Jolly Christmas.”

The chorus is considered one of the big events for the month of December so it’s no surprise that the room was packed.

“For this everyone comes out to see the kids,” Rogers said with a smile.

Also on the schedule for the month are a group of seniors visiting Fantasy of Lights at Callaway Gardens in Pine Mountain, Ga., and a grilled cheese fundraiser tomorrow.

“Everyone is welcome [to the grilled cheese fundraiser],” she said. “It doesn’t matter what age, you’re welcome to come and eat grilled cheese with us. We’d be happy to have you.”

The center also has Bingo every Wednesday morning at 10 a.m. EST. and this coming Monday is the Senior Christmas Dinner.

Rogers noted that usually the center has more packed into the month but due to the holidays they keep it a little more open.

Anyone interested in visiting can find the center at 1114 O.G. Skinner Drive in West Point, Ga.