The 29th Grandparents Thank You Day was celebrated at noon, September 25th at the Mason I.S.D. cafeteria, and it was hosted by the youth of Mason Gospel Church.
The them, a day in Hawaii, began with the youth escorting the grandparents into the building. Many of the grandparents were dressed in bright colors and Hawaiian dresses. The young girls wore grass skirts while the young boys wore Hawaiian shirts.
The grandparents were met at the door by Madison Anderson, Callie Jordan and Natalie Hofmann with alohas and leis presented to each one.
Escorts were: Sydney Anderson, Caitlin Ross, Sadie Ross, Tanner Jordan, Sarah Maaz, Rachel Maaz, Bailey Cox, Braden Cox and Savanah Moreno.
Margie Wilson welcomed the grandparents and Sydney Anderson gave thanks for the food and the grandparents. A tasty meal of turkey and dressing and all the trimmings was catered by Zavala's Cafe and served by the youth.
The youth entered from the back playing Hawaiian Pu-ile rhythm sticks and made their way to the stage where they presented songs, while the girls performed a hula dance under the direction of Carolyn Copeland and Margie Wilson.
John Copeland and Sue Sears presented the door prizes made up of gift certificates and home-baked goodies. The table centerpieces were baskets of Hawaiian fruit and goodies that were won by the persons whose place mats had a smiley face under them.
Several of the youth from earlier years come each year to be a part of the activity. This year, they were from Corsicana, Austin, San Antonio, Lohn and Mineral Wells.
The adults of the church support and aid the youth on this special day with their help in many ways. The complete group gathered on stage to sing the chorus of "I Am Blessed," which has been sung many years in remembrance of Hulda Tatsch, who loved the words and thoughts. This concluded the group's day in Hawaii and the honoring of the grandparents who have contributed so much to so many lives.