The Parsons Senior Center had their Father’s Day celebration on Thursday, June 16, 2022. They began the program with a “West Virginia Poem” read by Betty Sturm and the choir sang “West Virginia Hills.”
Next Linda Bonner read the “history of Father’s Day and Arlene Ramsey read “Fathers.” The choir followed this by singing “Silver Haired Daddy.” Patty Wilfong then read “There Are Little Eyes Upon You.” This was followed by Meg Buddingh singing “Daddy’s Hands” and “Country Roads” while she played the guitar and Jim Buddingh accompanied her on the Dobro.
The next order of business was June birthdays. Betty Knotts, Ruth Connell, and Deloris Kelly were our birthday girls. While they had their picture taken with the cake, everyone sang “Happy Birthday” to them.
Next we recognized our fathers. Jim Buddingh has the most children with 9 and Ken Knotts was the eldest father present at the young age of 92. They were both given special prizes while all the men present received a small token of our appreciation.
The celebration closed with everyone singing “God Bless America” before Ken Knotts asked the blessing on our delicious meal.