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Senior Citizen’s 50th Annual Thanksgiving Dinner Postponed but not Forgotten
Senior Citizen’s 50th Annual Thanksgiving Dinner Postponed but not Forgotten
Monday, September 21, 2020

Hemlock, MI – Hemlock Public School District has been a destination for senior citizens during the month of November for a half a century.  This tradition started in 1970 as a way of honoring and thanking our senior citizens for supporting the children of the community.  This year would mark a 50-year milestone!

Unfortunately, due to regulations, executive orders, and the time needed to serve our be-loved seniors, we find it necessary to postpone this event.

Superintendent Killingbeck said, “This is one of the best events of the year, it is great to connect with our senior citizens and share a good meal. Hopefully soon, when the regulations and executive orders allow us to put on an event like this, we will review and schedule it with enough notice to properly execute this event.”

In recent history, this event has occurred on a Friday in early to mid-November.  Seniors enjoyed the traditional Thanksgiving meal served by HPSD Food Service Department and our students.  Prizes and donations were received from among our community businesses. We have been fortunate to have some local celebrities be our Master of Ceremony for the event, such as WNEM retiree Eric Jylha, Senator Ken Horn, and Listen to the Mrs. Host Art Lewis, to name a few.

Kelly Phillion, Director of Communications, said, “This has always been such a well-deserved community outreach. It is always such a pleasure to give back to our seniors for their support to our district. I hope we will still be able to host this event down the road.”