The 5th Annual Senior Fall Fun Day on Friday, October 23 was a day of great fun and friendship at the Wentzville Community Club courtesy of Wentzville Area Senior Services, Inc. (WASSI).
Included in the days’ festivities were Halloween Costume judging, free food, prizes, entertainment, an apple pie bake-off contest, and an apple pie and ice cream social, plus bingo. WASSI President Leon Tow and Vice-President Jessica Brannan were microphone hosts giving out door prizes throughout the event.
Attendees numbered at more than 160, coming from not only from Wentzville, but also from O’Fallon, Lake St. Louis, St. Peters, Foristell, Troy, Warrenton, St. Charles, Dardenne Prairie, Flint Hill, Marthasville and Winfield. Attendees were served light breakfast snacks with fresh fruit and lunch that included Pete’s renowned fried chicken and Harrell’s Catering mostaccioli.
Entertainment was provided by Johnny Cash and Elvis songs covered and performed by Ken Roberts. Anita Rosamond was the songstress ‘par excellence’ with songs from her wide songbook and included a great impromptu duet with Ken Roberts as John and June Carter Cash.
Judges for the Halloween costume judging were Wentzville Mayor Nick Guccione, Alderman Linda Wright, and Parks and Recreation ‘s Annie Sjostrom. The seniors had a great time coming fully dressed for the judging as witches, ‘black-eyed peas’, and a variety of their favorite characters.
Judges for the apple pie bake-off were Wentzville resident Adolph Westrich, Downtown Business Association President Mike Woods, Western St. Charles County Chamber of Commerce staffer Jamie Gittemeier, and Alderman Linda Wright.
Nineteen apple pies were entered in the contest by the attendees and after much viewing and tasting the winners were finally chosen. Winners were: 1st place, Pat Marshall; 2nd place, Mary Butner; and 3rd place, Barbara Soelle. Thanks go to all the great bakers who brought their choice pies. The pies were consumed joyfully with ice cream served by the WASSI Board of Directors and event volunteers as part of the apple pie/ice cream social.
Thanks go out to the Wentzville Parks and Recreation volunteers Mat DeWinter, Annie Sjostrom, and Beth Carr who provided event help and BINGO games for the attendees as well as Harrell Catering assisting with food and preparation.
A well deserved thanks go to the WASSI Board of Directors of President Leon Tow, Vice President Jessica Brannan, Secretary Mary Tow, Treasurer Terri Harrell, registration lead Carol Rabbitt, pie coordinator/photographer Judy Hinkle, and Communications/PR John Zepaltas who made this senior fun event happen again.
WASSI is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Check out their website www.wassi.org for more information.