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Sleet Doesn’t Dampen Senior Citizens’ Holiday Event (December, 2005)

Senior LunchThe annual Senior Citizen’s Holiday Luncheon is kind of like the US Postal service – no matter the weather, they will be there.

Hosted by Frisco Independent School District, this event wasn’t marred by the wintry mix. A last-minute addition of free valet parking helped about 130 senior citizens better enjoy a turkey and dressing appreciation lunch and a concert by the FISD All-City Choir at Staley Middle School.

“For years I took orders from Justin Wakeland (retired FISD Superintendent), so I called him up this morning when the weather looked bad to ask him if he thought we should postpone today,” Reedy told the assembled guests just before lunch, “He said he thought you were all a pretty hardy bunch and it looks like he was right!”

Student performanceThis was the 25th year the district has honored senior citizens in Frisco for their support of the community and the school district. FISD School Board members, Brenda Polk and Cindy DePaolantonio both attended the event, as well as Mayor Mike Simpson, who brought his mother, Margaret, who is visiting from Cincinnati, Ohio, and Frisco City Council member Maher Maso.

Among the guests were several former school board members, many graduates of Frisco High School, as well as newcomers who have relocated to Frisco. Staley Middle School’s National Junior Honor Society students served tea and coffee to guests and helped them with seating and condiments.