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Senior Citizen Bingo & Trips
Twice monthly bingo is held at the Peace Center. One is bingo and prizes. The other is a hot meal followed by bingo, prizes, and a drawing on a $50 gift certificate. See the dates on page Serving Adults.
This past fall, the seniors enjoyed a free Natchez Steamboat Cruise including lunch and jazz music. After lunch the seniors enjoyed sightseeing for the chairs on the deck.
On May 4, it is our hope to take the seniors to the Jazz Fair again this year. The application for tickets is in!
Currently, (February 2018) we are holding classes for Introduction to the Computer. Following these classes, we will begin again with Microsoft Word and then Excel. Classes are free and held Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:00 AM – noon. Please call the center for next sessions dates. See more information on page Serving Adults.
Our Afterschool Homework Assistance Program be up and running. We serve children from grades k-8. The program includes snacks, homework help, and playtime. Volunteers from Xavier help the students with their homework and supervised play. See more on page Serving Youth and Family.
The children had a trip to SkyZone last November and wore themselves out jumping and playing. The trip included lunch at SkyZone.
Night Out Against Crime
On October 17, the national Night Out Against Crime was observed at the Peace Center in New Orleans, LA. Friends and families gathered for a grand celebration. Set-up took no time at all thanks to a group of students from Creighton University who were on their fall break service trip to New Orleans.
After set-up, the students played volleyball with children from the Peace Center’s After School Program and enjoyed food prepared by neighbors. Several seminarians joined the event with some of their parishioners from St. Rita. Many police officers from the Second District stopped by throughout the course of the party to chat and enjoy the company, even for a short time. Next year promises to be an even bigger celebration.