The City of Winters Elder Day Council is happy to announce that the third annual celebration of our community elders is set for Saturday June 1, from 2-4 p.m. at St. Anthony’s Parish.
This event was started by Wally Pearce after his request to the city to endorse a proclamation to set aside the first Saturday of June for “Elder Day” in Winters. His goal was to ensure that citizens of the Winters area, 90 years and older, be acknowledged and celebrated.
“The seniors in our community are so unique and truly remarkable. I felt it was important to give them the opportunity to be celebrated and to share their story.”
The Elder Council team are currently working to find citizens that are 90 years and older or will be turning 90 this calendar year. Once they have been identified, a time is set up with them to interview them and give them the opportunity to share their story. Two of the Elder Council team members are bilingual in Spanish and will be providing those interviews to those who are Spanish speaking only.
Photos of the honorees, taken by Woody Fridae, will be displayed at the event and given to them to keep as well. The celebration will include introductions of the honorees by Yolo County supervisor Don Saylor and dessert for everyone in attendance. In addition, to the recognition by the council, the city elders will be acknowledged by our local, state and federal government officials.
All previous honorees and community members are invited and encouraged to attend as well. For more information, contact Wally Pearce at 530-771-7265, Marianne Boyer at 530-721-0623 or Irene Goya-Tweedt (Spanish-speaking) 530-212-1035.