Each of the seven summer drive-in concerts at the Parker Senior Center ended with the singing of “Proud to be an American." The summer series held every Wednesday since mid-July was postponed two …
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Each of the seven summer drive-in concerts at the Parker Senior Center ended with the singing of “Proud to be an American." The summer series held every Wednesday since mid-July was postponed two days due to snow in the forecast.
When the final song of the series started on Sept. 11, the sun setting on the last concert, the chorus felt louder.
In a rare occurrence, Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus showed up to gift the patrons in the 30-some cars a little American flag to wave for their traditional finale.
“Because of COVID and everybody not being able to get out, and it was out last concert…I just thought it would be nice to have Santa here as a surprise,” said Rich Foerester, a member of the Parker Senior Center board. “It was a good ending.”
The Parker Senior Center held weekly drive-in concerts to bring people together during the COVID-19 pandemic. Every Wednesday this summer, people drove up for a one-hour concert. The series was such a success, Foerester said, the senior center will begin offering drive-in bingo nights starting Sept. 23.
For more events and information about the Parker Senior Center, visit ParkerSeniorCenter.org.
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