The Parsons Center celebrated Thanksgiving and Veterans Day at the same time on Thursday, November 16, 2023. The program began with Linda Bonner reading “Thanksgiving” followed by Ken Knotts reading “A Prayer for Thanksgiving.” The Goldenaires choir then sang “Count Your Many Blessings.” Meg and Jim Buddingh then blessed us with several beautiful songs. Barb McClain then read “Thanksgiving Time” followed by the choir singing “Thank You Lord for Your Blessings.” Announcements followed and those having November birthdays were recognized and the group sang “Happy Birthday” to them.
The program then moved to honoring our Veterans. Arelene Ramsey read “Veterans Poem. The veterans then introduced themselves and were given a Thank You card from the seniors. The veterans then demonstrated the proper way to fold a flag as Danny Barkley gave the symbolism of each fold.
The group then sang “God Bless America and “Amazing Grace.” Jim Buddingh offered the blessing for the food. A delicious turkey dinner was then served.