Senior Center rings in 2020

By Mandy Underwood

Senior citizens of Wabash rang in 2020 at 12 noon on Tuesday at the Dallas L. Winchester Senior Center.

The group met at 11 a.m., listened to piano music by Roger Maureen followed by snacks, sparkling cider and a countdown to noon, symbolic of the countdown to midnight.

“Several years ago, we did this and we hadn’t done it for a few years and then we decided to do it again this year, and we do it at noon, because we are all awake then,” said Bev Ferry, CEO of Living Well in Wabash County.

There were about 50 people who showed up, although only 10 people had RSVP’d.

“We won’t turn anyone away, and we are glad they are all here. We just have to make things stretch now,” said Ferry with a laugh as she turned one large cheese platter into 5 smaller ones.

The countdown to noon was complete with party hats, sparkling grape juice, and noise makers, followed by the entire group singing “Auld Lang Syne.”

Anyone who is interested in becoming involved with the activities offered by the Winchester Senior Center can either stop in at the center for a tour and information, call the center at 260-563-4475, or by visiting the website online at

Posted on 2020 Jan 07