Peggy Kiefer

Grove Sun

Delaware County Senior Citizen’s held their fifth annual Senior Citizen Fair on Tuesday, October 5. “Last year 450 seniors came and we’ve already had almost 250 people sign-in in the first fifty minutes” stated Kimberly Freshhour from Good Shepard Hospital.

“It’s (the event) is a way to get them out to see the organizations that can benefit them” said Freshour. “Plus Duke Mason is here to entertain them.” Many seniors enjoyed his music and line-danced the day away.

"Many groups come every year such as Good Shepard Hospital, Integris Hospital, home health organizations, nursing homes, assisted living, senior companions, pharmacies, etc.” added Mary Kriesch, also from Good Shepard Hospital.

The event is organized by the Delaware County Senior Citizen’s Fair committee which is lead by Barbara Stoval who explained that it is a community effort that puts this together each year.

“Seniors get donuts and coffee in the morning and lunch at 11:30am which is all provided for free.” Stoval said. “FFA members set-up, serve and clean-up and just help out during the whole event.” The Delaware County Senior Citizen Fair presented the FFA students with a donation of $250.

Stoval added it’s a “free, fun day for seniors.” Vendors are not allowed to sell anything and any drawings must be announced during the fair and with no strings attached.

Bonnie Lane from Wal-Mart Pharmacy was there giving samples. She said she came last year and wondered why the Pharmacy wasn’t there. So this year she arranged for Wal-Mart to participate for the first time. “It’s kinda fun. We want to come back” she said.