Christmas is often a time to be spent with family. But that’s not always reality for some seniors.
That was the thinking behind last year’s Christmas morning breakfast, hosted by ACE students, the Legion and other volunteers. They all gave up their Christmas morning — and gladly — to spend the most wonderful time of the year with local seniors who would otherwise be spending it alone.
And this year, they’re doing it again.
Sandy Balascak, administrator for ACE, said she’s hoping to get the word out about the event so that even more seniors will come out and enjoy the festivities. The breakfast begins at 8 a.m. and runs until 10 a.m., at the Agassiz Legion. Even Santa Claus is scheduled to make an appearance, she added.
“This is just something for those seniors who would otherwise be alone on Christmas morning,” she added, as a way of boosting people’s spirits and also giving back to the community.