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October 13, 2013

Senior Olympics enjoys perfect day for activities

Corsicana — About 200 senior citizens, and another 100 or more teen-aged volunteers, joined staff and family for the eighth annual senior Olympics field day Friday at the I.O.O.F. Park.

The event featured activities such as a pumpkin toss, horseshoe pitching, dominoes, and fishing, as well as live music by Stan Lawhon, Jimmy D. Coker and band and others, and a picnic lunch of hot dogs and fruit.

And all of it took place under perfect weather conditions, with temperatures in the mid-70s, sunny skies with just a few clouds that kept things cool and light, and a breeze that only occasionally played havoc with straw hats and polystyrene lunch plates.

Attending the event were residents from TriSun, Heritage Oaks West, Heritage Oaks Retirement Village, Twilight Home, Sterling House, Country Meadows, Family First Hospice in Ennis and the Senior Circle at Navarro Regional. Assisting the fun were teens from Corsicana High School, Dawson High School, Agape Christian Academy, and volunteers from home health, fire departments, and the 18 local businesses who sponsored the event.

The pleasure for the residents is in getting out, playing games, socializing and the live music, explained Gina Morgan with TriSun.

Paul Reed has been coming to the field day events for seven years, and on Friday morning his wheelchair was being pushed by three beautiful Dawson girls, Caitlin Prince, Stephanie Lindsey and Michaela Greer.

Reed said liked the fishing best, but he clearly enjoyed the attention, as well.

At a card table on the sidewalk near the pavilion, Sue Steele played “42” with Edith Rutherford, Leon Aven and Nolan Murray. At 15, Murray was 67 years younger than the youngest of his fellow competitors, and 78 years behind the oldest.

“I’m having fun,” Rutherford said. “It’s a ball. I’ve been playing dominoes since I got here.”

 Dawson teens Josh Boatright kept score, and Blake and Garrett Nesmith watched as the seniors outplayed Murray at almost every turn.

“You think you’re good until you play with them,” Murray said good-naturedly.

Lottie Daniel, 98, didn’t do the pumpkin toss, but she enjoyed it nonetheless.

“I like all of it,” she said, smiling. “It’s nice out here.”


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