Salem County Seniors Celebrate the Season w/ Holiday Hoopla Dinner & Decorating Workshops
SALEM, NJ– The Salem County Health and Human Services partnered with Mid Atlantic States’ Career and Education Center to host “Holiday Hoopla” for area seniors and disabled residents. Two dates were offered for participants to register for a dinner as well as learn how to make holiday decorations.
The Penns Grove High School FFA Advisor, Joel Rudderow and nine FFA students led the holiday
decoration portion by assisting those who attended in making a green wreath, pinecone wreath,
large door swag, or an oblong table centerpiece. The two events also included holiday music, a
visit from Santa, and crowning of a Snow King and Snow Queen.
The first workshop was held on December 7, where 43 people attended. Then Director Julie Acton
and Freeholder Melissa DeCastro crowed the Snow King Raymond Ford because he was the
most seasoned gentleman and Snow Queen Norine Hall because her birthday was closest to
Christmas. The entertainment was provided by three members of the Pennsville Memorial High
School Choir and the Pennsville Community Performing Arts Troupe.
At the most recent workshop, December 14th, there were 68 attendees. Melissa DeCastro crowned Bill
Dennis as Snow King because he was the most seasoned gentleman. Also, Snow Queen Sally
Sakewitz was ‘crowned’ because her birthday was closest to Christmas, in fact on December 25th.
The entertainment last evening was from the Pennsville Memorial High School Strolling Strings
and the Pennsville Community Performing Arts Troupe.