This time each year, the May Community Center takes time to honor grandparents with a special dinner. The Center will host Grandparents Day Thursday, Sept. 11, at 11 a.m. Everyone is invited. “The schools often honor grandparents as part of their Thanksgiving celebration, but since we use that time to prepare a feast for veterans, we honor our grandparents in September,” said Debbie Pierce, director of the center. She said approximately 60 grandparents and their families attend each year. And since the weather is still hot in September, she said the Center plans a cool menu with ham and all the trimmings, including some great desserts. “Our guest speaker this year will be Charles Jordan of Lake Houston United Methodist Church,” said Pierce. “He will speak on the joys of families and the importance of grandparents.” Jordan also extended an invitation to the community to join him in celebrating “God’s gift” of grandparents. He said he plans to talk about the wisdom and sense of heritage grandparents bring to families and he offered a short poem: “Grandparents are meant for kisses and hugs. For watching rainbows and catching hugs. For baking all your favorite things. For books to read and songs to sing.” In addition to special events like Grandparents day, May Community Center has a host fall programs including cooking, painting and quilting classes. “Anytime residents come by the center, they can drop off items for our ‘Support the Troops’ drive,” said Pierce. Items needed are batteries, candy, DVDs, CDs, pens, sun screen, sun glasses and snacks. For a complete list of items on the ‘wish list’ and a list of upcoming events offered by the May Community Center, visit www.hcp4.net/ccenters. Photo: From left are Bette Chaykowsky, Hayden Hall, Art Chaykowsky, Vera Speckels and Jim Speckels, who attended the 2007 May Community Center Grandparent’s Brunch.

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