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Modified 2021 Thomye Delle Celebrate Our Seniors Day Program
For the first time since its inception in 2004 and due to the COVID pandemic, the “Celebrate Our Seniors” (COS) program did not hold its 2020 annual program. Although the devastating effects of pandemic are well underway to being minimized, the pandemic continues to pose significant risks to unvaccinated citizens, especially senior citizens. For that reason, an in-person program will again not be held in 2021.
However, a modified 2021 COS program will be held during August 2021. This modified program will include the collection and distribution of ‘senior care packages’ to senior citizens in area nursing homes and in private residences. These senior care packages will be stocked with socks, hand lotion and sanitizer, fragrances, puzzles and coloring books, handwritten cards from children, pens and notecards, and other personal care items.
Individuals, churches, clubs, and companies are asked to support these care packages (through supplies and monetary donations) by contacting the non-profit Brenham Community Festival at 2668 Hwy 36 S., Suite #244, Brenham, TX 77833, or email firstname.lastname@example.org, or telephone (979) 830-5555.
As in years past, the COS program also plans to honor select senior citizens for their unheralded, lifelong contributions to Washington County communities. Community input is requested through honoree recommendations. Input may be submitted on the COS website at www.celebrateourseniors.com.
Given that no mass gathering of attendees is planned in 2021, no barbeque meals will be served and no onsite activities will be held (door prizes, bingo games, and seniority participation recognitions).
As a reminder, the mission of the Brenham Community Festival’s “Celebrate Our Seniors” program is to recognize, honor and celebrate the contributions that senior citizens of Washington County have made to their communities. Oftentimes, these individuals and the positive impact they have had on their communities go unrecognized.
During the 2018 program, the name of the annual program was changed to “The Thomye Delle Celebrate Our Seniors Day Program” in honor of Ms. Thomye Delle Jameson-Ferguson-Burnett, one of the first persons to be honored by the program. To date, the program has acknowledged the positive contributions of over 75 individuals and couples. Additionally, over 3,500 meals have been served to program participants. Having been first introduced in 2004, 2021 will mark the 18th year of celebrating our seniors.