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Free Dinner and Show for Huntington Senior Citizens

Local senior citizens are in for a real treat on Thursday, March 29. The Huntington High School drama and GrandFriends clubs are collaborating on what promises to be a fun evening that includes a free dinner and performance of the musical, Little Woman.

Dinner will be served at 5:30 p.m. in the school cafeteria. The show curtain will go up at 6:30 p.m. Participants will be asked to show "proof" of their senior status. Non-seniors can attend the dinner and show for a nominal $10 per ticket charge.

To reserve a seat call Huntington High School at 673-2001 by March 13. Please be prepared to leave a callback phone number. The Huntington High School auditorium is handicapped accessible. Handicapped parking is also available.

Huntington's drama program is filled with talented teenagers under the direction of master director Michael Schwendemann. A string of dramatic plays and musicals have won rave reviews. Rehearsals of Little Woman have been ongoing.

GrandFriends is an intergenerational program in which both senior citizens and teenagers develop an enriched relationship. It also serves to bridge the generation gap. Teacher Suzi Biagi and retired high school librarian Camille DeCanio are co-faculty advisors of the group, which plans various events and visits nursing homes and assisted living residences. The visits include a variety of activities such as board games, baking, crafts, reading books and magazines, letter writing and just talking, listening and laughing.

The GrandFriends host social events and perform community-oriented activities. The grand finale of each year is the senior, senior prom, which will be held this year on Friday, May 4 from 4-6 p.m. in the school cafeteria. The event traditionally attracts senior citizens from across Long Island. Contact Mrs. Biagi (sibiagi@hufsd.edu) for more information.

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