Oak Ridge Senior Center: Trick or Treat event a spooky success

By: Sally Ward, Oak Ridge Senior Advisory Board member
The Oak Ridge Senior Center was a place of fun, food and friendship on October 28,2022 during their second annual Halloween “Drop in Trick or Treat.”  For the almost one hundred in attendance, there was a variety of events to enjoy and pictures were taken in front of the unique Halloween decorations including a life size Frankenstein, ghost and ghoul.

A door prize was drawn from all attendee’s names and other prizes were awarded for those who came in costume. The major entertainment was showing a Halloween Disney cartoon.  Popcorn was available along with hot apple cider, “fancy coffee” and treat bags. One special treat was that everyone could choose a “full size” candy bar.  This stirred a memory of how it was very special to receive a full- size bar during their younger years of trick or treating.

Helping the Senior Center Staff to make this a special program and great success were two volunteers.  Ashley Draper, who is with the Anderson County UT Extension as program assistant, and Tonya Sharp the Community relations coordinator with Nuclear Care Partners.

Several other special programs are being planned for the months of November and December.  Be sure to check our website and your email for upcoming events.   There is always a wide variety of activities going on at the Senior Center.  Reserving a space is encouraged for ping pong, ukulele lessons, ballroom dancing, bingo, pool, exercise classes, pickleball, chess, pinochle, bridge, mahjongg, book club and “lunch and learn” sessions. 

Come join the fun.


Pictures Included:

Western dressed couple – James Lewis and Sharon Crane

Orange UT top – Selina Duncan and white top – Juanita Withrow

In the arms of the ghoul – Marty Adler-Jasny

Pink top – Brenda Jones

Cow Girl Wearing a mask -  Jeanette McBride