West Grove seniors enjoyed a good time this year at the 19th annual Holiday Party on Dec. 12 at the Woman’s Club of Coconut Grove.
This annual event hosts senior citizens from The Golden Years Club and Stirrup Plaza apartments, as well as the following West Grove Churches: St. James Baptists, Macedonia Baptist, Christ Episcopal and St. Paul AME.
Each guest received an LED solar powered lantern, thanks to support form Cycle Party and The Katsikos Group Inc. The Richard Vanderburg Jazz Quintet entertained with cool jazz, adding an extra touch of class to the event. The seniors were on the dance floor doing the Electric Slide, the Twist, and even created a fun Conga Line!
Once again, Miami Commissioner Ken Russell provided healthy food trays. Thomas Day and C. Mullens Coach Lines provided a bus to transport guests.
State Sen. Jose Javier Rodriguez visited with his young son, Irene Secada from U.S. Rep. Donna Shalala’s office joined the fun, Yolanda Abrams represented State Rep. Nicholas Duran, Shanise Watson brought greetings from Miami-Dade Commissioner Xavier Suarez, and Madeline Pacheco represented the NET.
The members of the club provided support in many ways to ensure that the party was a success. A fabulous group of 26 fun, flexible, and hardworking elves and hostesses set up the room in holiday splendor, attended to guests ensuring their comfort and enjoyment as well as joining in the fun.
The spirit of the holidays was in full bloom at the Woman’s Club as each guest left with at least one gift and a bag of cookies. A raffle of over 30 items ended the festivities. Nancy Buell arrange for the generous gifts provided for the raffle.