Trivia, pecans featured Thursday at Senior Appreciation Day

Published 1:06 am Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Andalusia’s Adult Activity Center is preparing for its 24th Annual Senior Appreciation Day with an Alabama  bicentennial theme on Thurs., March 28, at the Kiwanis Community Center.

Doors open 8:30 a.m. The show begins 9 a.m. with Ron Taylor and the Country Brand. Activities continue until 2:30 p.m., and admission and participation are free.

In keeping with the theme, organizers have added an Alabama trivia contest to this year’s events, starting at 11:10 a.m. Cash prizes will be awarded.

The baking contest also is Alabama-themed, and entries should include pecans as a main ingredient. Desserts should be at the judges’ table no later than 10:45 a.m.

There also will be a banner competition, talent contest, character contest, and dance content.

To help celebrate the bicentennial, Troy University will exhibit its Wade Hall Postcards: Historical Scenes of Alabama and the theme is Tourism in Alabama. This exhibit shows how people got here (rivers, trains, roads, etc.), where they stayed (hotels, motels, lodges, etc.), and what they saw (natural and man-made).

T-shirts are available for $14 to $18, depending upon size and color.

The event includes a Senior Trade Day. As in the old days, you can buy, sell and maybe even trade a variety of items, such as arts, crafts, jewelry or even yard sale items.

The event is sponsored by the City of Andalusia’s Adult Activity Center & Nutrition Center, with support from the Alabama Cooperative Extension System, Andalusia Health, and the Martha and Solon Dixon Foundation.