Students host seniors for tea - Catholic Courier
Sixth-grader Julia Leahy and her Grandmother Edith Holzwasser. Sixth-grader Julia Leahy and her Grandmother Edith Holzwasser.

Students host seniors for tea


St. Rita School students welcomed over 75 senior citizens from around the area for the annual Senior Citizens Tea May 15.  Seniors came from as far way as Crimson Ridge Meadows in Greece including Mildred Hathway who recently turned 100.  Through the joint effort from teachers and students a pleasurable time was had by all.  The sixth graders served tea and cookies made by the third graders, the fourth graders performed a song on their recorders and the second graders played a song with bells both instructed by music teacher, Sarah Wilke.  Some students made table decorations and some helped “by escorting” guests to their tables.
Principal, Sister Katherine Ann said, “This is one of my favorite events, watching wisdom and youth enjoying each other and sharing together.  It is heartwarming to see a child look into the eyes of someone who knows what life was before our fast paced technological world came to be.  In turn it is touching to see one of the guests look into the smiling faces of the children who are the future and have so many experiences ahead of them.”  Sister Katherine Ann awarded 6 St. Rita School God Drops to guests who are over 90.  She said, “This is the most ever, next year I we’ll have to start at 100.”  As Sister Katherine Ann will be retiring at the end of this school year after 30 years as principal, she said “next year I’ll be a guest”.

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