Members of the Lithonia Senior Center on Bruce Street were decked out in their finest red, white and blue for a pre-Independence Day celebration on June 29.
Lifelong resident Allene Harper, who was dressed from head to toe in the colors of the American flag, won first place for best dressed.
Juliette Hill’s great-granddaughter, 18-month-old Amelia Brown, got in on the fun and tried on a big red, white and blue hat, putting smiles on the faces of many of the seniors. Zenobia Taylor, center manager, also showed her community spirit.
The seniors not only dressed in patriotic colors, they dressed their dining tables, too. Their potluck spreads included barbecue ribs, fried chicken, macaroni and cheese, a variety salads, deviled eggs and homemade pies, cookies, candy and other treats, just to name a few of the foods.
Traditions Nursing Home provided BINGO games and prizes for the seniors to enjoy.
The Lithonia Senior Center’s social was part of a county-wide event held at DeKalb senior centers.
Photos by Mackenzie Morgan