Rotary hosts its annual Senior Christmas Luncheon

Staff Report

The Donaldsonville Rotary Club sponsored its annual Christmas Senior luncheon on Thursday, Dec. 8 at Bernardo’s Palazzo. There were lots of fun, laughs and dancing. Guests were entertained with live music by Anthony Marcello.

Santa was on the scene for picture taking and the Ascension Catholic and Donaldsonville High School student volunteers were there with helping hands in serving the guests.

Special recognition was give to Mrs. Barbara Capello for her many years of service. In the early 70’s, the idea was started by Mrs. Capello and her late husband, Mr. Harold Capello and the late Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Falsetta.

When the need to serve the growing number of seniors was too much to handle, the Rotary Club stepped in and begin doing the luncheon.

This year, nearly 300 guests were in attendance. Each one was given a prize for coming, while others also won grand prizes that were donated.