Think ‘outside the box of chocolates’ next Valentine’s Day

Teens & Twenties writer Catherine Wiggins, third from left, poses with a group of senior citizens during a Valentine's Day dinner held at her church on Feb. 7, 2015. / Photo submitted

Commentary by Catherine Wiggins
Times-News correspondent
teens20@thetimesnews.com

   On Feb. 7, I participated in a youth event to honor the senior citizens of my church with a Valentine’s Day dinner.
   This is the fifth year the youth have held this Valentine event. The seniors look forward to an evening of food and fun. The meal included an appetizer, main course, dessert and entertainment.
   Behind the scenes there were youth preparing themselves to serve tables while others worked in the kitchen preparing plates of food with assistance from parents.
   For entertainment, the youth read love poems and scripture from the Bible about love. The seniors played a Valentine’s Day version of Family Feud, which got their competitive juices flowing.
   The overall experience was exciting and rewarding. It was nice to serve the senior citizens of our church. All the youth agree that this is a rewarding experience. If you’re looking for a way to show your love next Valentine’s Day, then consider honoring the senior citizens in your church.

Catherine Wiggins is an eighth-grader at Burlington Christian Academy and a Teens & Twenties writer.

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