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Senior Summer Olympics an Over the Top Success!

According to local Sr’s Center Director Karon Weatherman, over 200 Seniors signed up to participate in the fun and games held on August 23, 2018 at The Roc in Sulphur Springs, Texas. In addition to the competitors, friends and family members who came to cheer on¬† contestants found an atmosphere of laughter and fellowship. Dr. Health E. Hound was among surprise visitors. Several Seniors enjoyed free massages by trained therapists from Healing Hands Massage, and there were healthy snacks plus plenty of water and tasty drinks provided to keep everyone hydrated. A volunteer team of assistants was assigned to every game, which helped Karon in making the event fun, safe and memorable for everyone.

Horseshoe Toss competition

Competition categories called for energy, speed, balance and co-ordination. Some categories were also designed for persons using walkers and wheelchairs. In the Facilities category, Rock Creek Health and Rehab took First Place for the Spirit Award, and Heritage Nursing Home of Quitman won 2nd Place. In Individual categories, Michael Smith won Most Athletic with a total of 6 Medals and 2 Trophies. 1K winners were: 1st- Michael Smith, 2nd-Ron Phillips, 3rd- Craig Toenniges.

Michael Toenniges, Overall Most Athletic and 1K Winner

There were 11 other events and numerous winners in this year’s Seniors Summer Olympics. Weatherman sends out congratulations to those who were awarded medals and those who participated, as they are all winners. Thanks go out to all of the sponsors for making the event possible.

Enjoying a free massage
Bean Bag Toss in the Walker Category 
Washer pitching
1K Winners lineup
Rock Creek Health and Rehab earned the Spirit Award

Author: Enola Gay

Has enjoyed working for KSST since 1989. Hosts the Good Morning Show with Enola Gay on weekday mornings from 6-9am, so 'start your day with Enola Gay'! Guest interviews during the Morning Show can also be seen in playback on Cable Channel 18 TV. Along with local country music fan Benny Potter, co-produces 1230 West, a Country and Western Swing radio show which airs weekly on Saturdays from 7-8am and repeats on Thursdays from 7-8pm. Also writes "At the Corral Gate", a column appearing weekly in The Millennium Shopper and in the Lifestyles section of ksstradio.com.

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