2019-01-09 / Other Jenkins News

Christmas at the Jenkins County Senior Citizens Center

By Erin Drake, Director


Clients at the Jenkins County Senior Citizens Center celebrated Christmas with a delicious meal and a visit from Santa. (Photos contributed) Clients at the Jenkins County Senior Citizens Center celebrated Christmas with a delicious meal and a visit from Santa. (Photos contributed) Christmas is such a special and magical time here at Jenkins County Senior Citizens Center.

We began the holiday week with our annual covered-dish luncheon, where we gladly welcomed County Administrator Buddy Saxon, and Commissioner James Henry. The feast of turkey and dressing, ham, fried chicken, southern side dishes, and plenty of desserts, was prepared and provided by some of the best cooks in Jenkins County; no one left hungry!

Santa stopped by for a visit, bringing gifts and smiles. He posed for photos and later enjoyed milk and homemade fruitcake cookies.

The Byrd Family visited and spread wonderful Christmas cheer with a medley of beloved songs and hymns. Clients and staff participated in a Secret Santa gift exchange, giving and receiving many unique and special gifts.


The Byrd Family entertained clients at the Senior Citizens Center during the Christmas celebration. The Byrd Family entertained clients at the Senior Citizens Center during the Christmas celebration. The clients donned their tackiest of Christmas sweaters in hopes of being judged “The Tackiest” in our annual Tacky Sweater Contest, judged this year by Sherri Adams of PruittHealth-Bethany and Millen Women’s Club, and Linda Newton of Ogeechee Peaches. Prizes were sponsored by the Millen Women’s Club. Winners were: 1st Place-Laura Thomas, 2nd Place-Carrie Lovett, and 3rd Place-Cleo Anthony.

We want to thank everyone who made this holiday season special for our clients!



Winners in the Tacky Sweater Contest at the Senior Citizens Center are shown: 1st Place-Laura Thomas, 2nd Place-Carrie Lovett, and 3rd Place-Cleo Anthony. Sponsors shown are Sherri Adams, PruittHealth-Bethany and Millen Women’s Club, and Linda Newton, Ogeechee Peaches. Winners in the Tacky Sweater Contest at the Senior Citizens Center are shown: 1st Place-Laura Thomas, 2nd Place-Carrie Lovett, and 3rd Place-Cleo Anthony. Sponsors shown are Sherri Adams, PruittHealth-Bethany and Millen Women’s Club, and Linda Newton, Ogeechee Peaches.

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