Students with the Academy of Rising Stars entertained with their dancing when the Cardington Seniors met for their monthly luncheon/meeting on June 26 at the Seniors on Center.
Instructor Tracy Williamson related that she has 60 students and classes include children to adults and all types of dances are taught.
The academy is located in Cardington. Students come from Cardington and the surrounding counties.
Students performing for the seniors were to compete in National Contests in Sandusky the following weekend. Dancers performing for the seniors included Brooke Clapham, Enarah Miller, Paige Artz, and Destiny Williamson.
Reanna Swain sang, “I’m Not That Girl.” All those present enjoyed the entertainment.
Giving the devotions, Pastor Paul Turner based them on Proverbs 15:13-17
This focused on having a cheerful heart which he wished for everyone this summer. He reported on the recent Mission Trip with 15 local youths and Jonathan Naylor, youth pastor. They went to the south side of Chicago and worked for four days. Activities included working in the food pantry. The also weeded and mulched an area to be made into a Green Space. This program was conducted as part of the Youth Works Mission Work.
Linda Ruehrmund gave an update on the Cardington Street Fair and also gave an review of the activities at the Center. Linda Welch will be working on activities that were requested in the recent senior survey. She also distributed pamphlets on the Daughter Project. A teacher in Toledo has started a project to help with rehab services for those who have escaped from human trafficking.
Belated birthday wishes were sung to Don Yake.
The lunch, hamburger and potato wedges, was prepared by Morrow County Hospital and served by Seniors on Center staff. Cookies were prepared by Carolyn Poorman and Ruehrmund. Shirley Robinson conducted the meeting.
The next meeting will be held July 24 at the Seniors on Center. Don Lee will present the program on his recent mission trip to Haiti. The dinner menu will be chicken noodle casserole.
All seniors 55 and older are welcome to attend. A $3 donation is suggested for the luncheon. Call for food reservation by Thursday, July 23, at noon
Any cancellations should be also be made by that date and time.
Evelyn Long is a correspondent with the Morrow County Sentinel and can be reached at [email protected]