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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 for two $25.00 gift certificates. See dates on page Serving Adults.
This past fall, the seniors enjoyed a luncheon at Middenforf’s Restaurant. Great fun and food were had by all.
On May 3, we will take the seniors to the Jazz Fest again this year.
Currently, (February 2018) we are holding classes for Practical Computer Skills. 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. Snacks are served. Please call the center for dates of the next session. See more information on page Serving Adults.
Our Afterschool Homework Assistance Program keeps us busy 5 days a week with 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’s fall trip this year took us to NASA’s Infinity Science Center in Mississippi. The children (and adults) had a great time, especially enjoying a thrilling simulated ride through space.
We are currently looking into the spring trip. Stay posted!
Night Out Against Crime
On October 16, 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. A couple of mounted police from District 2 road in as well as several police officers stopping by. A local fire engine with 3 fire fighters allow the attendees to tour the truck. This year we reached 100 attendees and look forward to more next year.