COLLEGE PARK, Ga. — The city of College Park hosted its annual Senior Citizen Thanksgiving luncheon at the College Park Auditorium Thursday.

There was barely an empty seat in the auditorium as scores of Tri-Cities residents poured into the venue, dressed to impress. While the long-time event has its origins in the 90s, the themed luncheons are a new addition that has really caught fire with the attendees.

“Over the last three years, we’ve incorporated cultural arts within our purview. Last year, we started doing themes," said Emmanuel Rainey, the director of Recreation and Cultural Arts.

Rainey stated that the theme of 2018’s event was The Great Gatsby and the crowd loved it. This year, they adopted a Western theme and the crowd did not disappoint.

College Park Councilmember Tracy Wyatt
College Park Councilmember Tracy Wyatt

The auditorium was decked out in country-western decor as was the activities list. Cowboy boot mini-canvas painting, line dancing, and a Wild West-decked photo booth were among some the fun activities attendees had the pleasure of enjoying.

Members of the local senior social group, Young at Heart, were awarded a special recognition during the opening speeches.

For more information about the College Park events and the Department of Recreation and Cultural Arts, visit their website.

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