The only real surprise was that the surprise was a surprise.
The Delta Seniors is a highly interactive community of people who are focused on community service.
The group is closely knit by a thread of mutual support and interest. So when the group's two Valentine Sweethearts, Joyce Schmalz and Jean Holgate, were named on Feb. 14, it was a surprise to almost everyone that it came as a surprise to the sweethearts.
Surely, in a social network of friends who interact on a daily basis someone would let the wrong word slip. But as it turns out, the local seniors group is as good at keeping some secrets as it is at responding to each other's needs.
But even if the two hadn't been totally surprised, they reacted with pleasure, displaying a gracious good spirit and true appreciation for the recognition by their friends.
Schmalz and Holgate are two of the most active standouts among a group of energetic members of the local seniors community. The Delta Seniors does a lot of community service work for others including delivering hot meals to the homebound.
For the Valentine's Day gathering at the Delta Senior Center meal site on Meeker Street, Schmalz had even baked fresh pies at home for everyone to enjoy that day.
The Delta Seniors rarely miss a chance for adding a bit of fun to life, and Valentine's Day proved to be the perfect occasion for them.
Everyone is welcome to join the Delta Seniors for their noontime meal and to enjoy the benefits of the group's social support networking and activities.
The Delta Seniors showed real appreciation for their sweethearts with an assortment of gifts including a $25 merchandise certificate from Delta Walmart.blog comments powered by Disqus