The holiday spirit was strong at the annual Senior Citizens Breakfast, which is presented by the Tipp City School, the City, and the Tipp Chamber. Held at L.T Ball Intermediate School, the event featured musical performances by students from every school in the district including choirs, bands, and a dance group.
The majority of the planning and set-up was done by the Tipp City Schools, and every principal from the district was present to help serve. “This is a wonderful tradition that I hope continues for many more years. It allows for our seniors in the community to gather and see our talented youth under the direction of our great teachers perform some holiday songs,” said Dr. Gretta Kumpf, Superintendent of Tipp City Schools. “It’s also nice that the schools, city, and chamber work together to make it all happen.”
As a representative of the City Council, Mayor Pat Hale helped serve and expressed his gratitude for being part of such an event. “The community always does great at giving back to its citizens at every level. This is a great way for the City to give back to our seniors,” he said.
The breakfast used to be held on Saturday mornings at the high school, but for the past few years it has been at L.T Ball and is always well attended. Betty Eickhoff has come every year since the breakfast started, and at the age of 96 was the oldest individual present. “I enjoy coming to socialize and to pretend that I’m still young,” she laughed.
A member of the Tipp City Chamber, Kevin Cox was pleased about being asked to help be a part of the breakfast. “It’s nice to be included and to give back to the community by volunteering. The schools do a great job getting everything ready and we are glad to lend a helping hand,” he said.