Holmes Council on Aging celebrates busy holiday season

The Holmes County Council on Aging (COA) has had an exciting and busy month of December.

The COA loaded their seniors up on Dec. 5 and took them on an overnight trip to Callaway Gardens to see the Fantasy In Lights show and then to explore the quaint little town of Warm Springs, Georgia.

On Dec. 9, they found themselves celebrating their first annual county-wide Christmas dinner. The seniors enjoyed the sounds of Christmas from students from Holmes County High SchoolÂ’s drama and theater department, who shared songs from their holiday program and partnered with COA to help fill the “Stockings for Seniors.”

Neysa Wilkins Semmler, WJHG news anchor, joined them to fill the room with Christmas cheer as she shared songs of the season. Seniors enjoyed a delicious holiday meal and were in the drawing for some wonderful door prizes.

COA says events like this are not possible without donations and help from local partners such as West Florida Electric Coop and Florida Power & Light whose generous donations provided the food, decorations and tableware.

Woodmenlife Chapter 883, Donut Land, Doctors Memorial Hospital, Bonifay Nursing & Rehab, Emerald Coast Hospice, CenterWell, Community South Bank and Chipley Walmart also donated door prizes. Gully Springs Baptist Church provided use of their facility.

As COA ends a great year in 2022 and looks ahead at making 2023 even better, they invite the community to follow them on Facebook to see how they can join in on the fun.

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