On Saturday, September 26, 165 grandparents and the youth of Mason Gospel Church joined together to celebrate. The grandparents were escorted into the Mason School Lunchroom by the youth. Others met them at the door with greetings and hugs. They were shown to a seat and supplied a cold drink. As the people began to gather a lot of good time visiting went on.
Margie Wilson welcomed the people and Tanner Jordan gave the prayer. At noon Zavala's Café prepared a delicious roast beef lunch which the boys and girls served. They were helped by older youth that return each year to support the younger and bring their children to join the fun.
Fred and Jane Zavala were celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary that day. The girls brought them up front and presented them with a bouquet of yellow flowers to show their appreciation of how many years they have been making food for this day.
The youth entertained the crowd with some country songs, Texas songs and Madison Anderson led the audience into hand clapping and big smiles. Two special songs were sung. Madison sang "Me and God" and Sydney Anderson sang "I Saw God Today". The group sang "Amazing Grace" and after drawing for door prizes the crowd sang "I Am Blessed".
Youth helping were: Caitlin and Sadie Ross, Callie and Tanner Jordan, Madison and Sydney Anderson, Damian, Darron and Madalynn Del Torro, Mallisa Crocker, Jayla Miller, Zane Haley, Sarah and Rachel Maaz of Austin, Savanah Brown of Corsicana, Bailey and Braden Cox of San Antonio.
We believe we reached our goal of showing our grandparents our love and respect for the many times we have watched them face life and its challenges and go forward. Thank you grandparents for your love and life.