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Mothers enjoy the party at the Billy V. Hall Senior Activity Center

GRAVETTE – A special Mother’s Day celebration was held on Friday, May 6 at the Billy V. Hall Senior Activity and Wellness Center. Each mother who participated received a Mother’s Day card from center staff.

Just before lunch, Center Director Melissa Provence presented potted tulips to LaVonda Augustine for being the mother present with the most children (four), Mary Tipling for having the most grandchildren (11) and Juanita Whiteside for having the most great-grandchildren. The Mother’s Day lunch menu included ham and cheese quiche, roasted red potatoes, spinach salad, orange muffin and strawberry cream pie.

Several ladies stayed after lunch for Mother’s Day activities. Each completed a questionnaire that asked them to list “three things no one knows about me”. Their answers were then read out and everyone had a chance to guess who was being described.

Guests also enjoyed playing “What’s in My Purse?” Melissa Provence pulled 30 items out of a bag (her “purse”) and placed them on a table. The ladies had a few minutes to watch them. Then she put them back in the bag and players were asked to make a list of the items they remembered.

Penny Leonard listed the most items and won first place. Linda Schmidt and Lydia Seiden are tied for second and third place. Each winner received a gift bag containing a wax heater. Mavis Killeen received the “boobie prize”, a potted tulip, for listing the fewest number of items.


Westside Eagle Observer/SUSAN HOLLAND Melissa Provence, director of the Billy V. Hall Senior Activity and Wellness Center, arranges items on a table in preparation for a “What’s in My Purse?” game played on Mother’s Day at the Center on Friday May 6th. Thirty items were placed on the table and the players had a few minutes to look at them. Then they were put back in the bag and the participants had to list the objects they remembered.



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