Ribbon-Cutting for New Senior Activity Center Held May 1st

May 2, 2024 – The dream and hope of the Sulphur Springs community for a safe, comfortable, and attractive facility for the members of the Senior Community to gather and engage each other took one giant leap closer to realty with a ribbon-cutting ceremony held at the almost complete facility on May 1, 2024. Members from all walks of life gathered in the new big event room at the Senior Activity Center, located at 301 Oak Avenue in downtown Sulphur Springs, Texas, to hear words of welcome and thanks from key players in the development of this Center.

Sulphur Springs Senior Citizens Center Coordinator Dawna Pryor took the stage first to welcome everyone. She announced that there is no move in date, yet, but she is excited. She welcomed Chamber President Butch Burney to the stage, and he proceeded to thank a number of important people. He proceeded to list off examples of what makes Sulphur Springs such a great city, including the brand new Senior Activity Center, and stated, “I think you can realize, in Sulphur Springs no child is left behind, no adult is left behind, and now, no senior citizen will be left behind.” Meal A Day Director Amanda Dietlin was then welcomed to the stage to talk about the Meal A Day program and it’s partnership with the New Senior Activity Center. The brand new kitchen in the facility will provide the Meal A Day cooks with awesome new equipment for preparing their meals. Sulphur Springs Mayor John Sellers took the mic next to talk about the great facility and the great people involved with the new Senior Activity Center. He discussed the journey hard works took starting in 2020 to achieve, plan, and eventually build the brand new building. John Sellers listed off a few of the many amenities the new Senior Activity Center has to offer. Dawna Pryor then welcomed Texas Department of Housing Kristina Tirloni to the stage. Kristina Tirloni continued the thanking of individuals, and talked about the Texas Department of Housing and one of the programs that helped make the dream of this facility come true. Pastor Harold Nash followed at the mic to discuss how it’s a privilege to be in Sulphur Springs, and in the new Senior Activity Center. He then led the crowd in prayer. The activities in the new big event room were concluded with John Sellers revealing the plaque that will eventually hang in the front of the building.

Officials and guests who wanted to, journeyed outside and gathered below the new building’s large sign to engage in a great ribbon-cutting. Afterwards everyone was encouraged to mingle, enjoy some light finger foods and sandwiches, and tea, and to walk around the brand new facilities and check out what all the brand new City of Sulphur Springs Senior Activity Center will have to offer. It was a great day in the great city of Sulphur Springs, Texas!

Author: Matt Janson

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