Seniors show super spirit

Anna Henderson wears one of her two red hats to the Annapolis Senior Activity Center’s Hat Day. Photo by Martha Thorn
Anna Henderson wears one of her two red hats to the Annapolis Senior Activity Center’s Hat Day. Photo by Martha Thorn

Annapolis Senior Activity Center’s 2014 Super Bowl Spirit Week, Jan. 27 - 31, got off to a good start with many seniors wearing hats to the center.

Some were wacky; some were serious; some were stylish; and some were just everyday hats. All lifted the spirits of the seniors and added just a little bit of warmth and competitiveness to their week.

George Houghton wore a hat that said, “Alaska” on it. He figured that was appropriate since Annapolis has been having such cold weather lately.

Marion Wells and Anna Henderson wore hats from organizations. Wells wore a hat from the American Legion, a veterans service organization. Henderson had a hat from the Red Hat Society, an organization of women who meet for tea wearing red hats and purple dresses. She said she actually had two such red hats.

Mary Crowner, the senior center’s office manager, wore what she called “Her Minnie Pearl” hat because the price tag was attached to it just like the hats worn by the famous country singer and comedian Minnie Pearl. Crowner was also proud of her hat because the seniors in the Senior Center Plus Program, a program that helps seniors with special needs to attend the county’s senior centers, had decorated it and given it to her. The sun visor had “Mary” emblazoned across it, along with the decorations.

Some of the other wonderful hats included a cowboy hat, an Annapolis Striders hat, a pillbox hat, and a couple ball hats.

The seniors followed up their Hat Day with Pajama Day, Team Colors Day, and a “souper contest.” The contest involved bringing cans of soup and using them to vote for the team that the seniors thought would win the Super Bowl. Super Bowl competitors ran neck and neck because many seniors brought two cans and used them to vote for both teams. The donations go to Food Link.

The only event that the seniors missed in their week was a Games Day. It was one of those days when the center opened two hours late because of inclement weather. It was decided to reschedule the games for a time when more seniors will be present to take part in the fun.


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