Central Crossing celebrates Veterans Day with special event
The Central Crossing Senior Center recently celebrated Veterans Day with an event to honor veterans.
About 100 hungry patriots showed up to help the center celebrate one day early. Participants, including veterans, were treated to a special program honoring all veterans living and deceased. Hot dogs, hamburgers and barbecue ribs were served, along with all the fixings and desert cake with ice cream.
Jeff Harp, chief publicity officer for the center, introduced a special way of honoring all veterans, particularly those who were and are close to members. For a donation, names of veterans can be inscribed on an Honorary Veterans Board which is currently on display at the center in the Arvest Room.
Sara Patterson, former center administrator, organized a patriotic audio visual that was featured at the event.
Additionally, past administrator, OJ Thompson purchased the walnut Veterans Honor plaque in honor of the veterans. Despite the fact that Thompson and wife, Christine, now live in the Springfield/Ozark area, he has continued to be a faithful supporter of the center in many ways.
The center would like to thank Thompson, Patterson, all who participated in the event, and extend a heart-felt thank you to all veterans.