The Moore American

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February 13, 2013

Time for tea

MOORE — The Residents of Heartland Plaza Retirement and Senior Care Community were treated to a special tea party served by the Moore Lions High School football team Feb. 6. Tea was sipped while today’s high school generation talked about life, football and girls. Cookies were eaten while yesteryears’ generation told stories about teenage life a few years ago.

The party was catered compliments of TeaLicious Bakery and Takery on 19th Street in Moore. Six flavored teas were served by the players along with two lemonades, coffee, biscotti, fruit, pretzel chips and a wide selection of pastries. 

Decorations for the party were provided by Moore’s Broadway Florist. The dining tables were draped with linen, fresh cut flowers were placed around the room and decorations were hung to provide a festive mood for warm conversation and fun comparisons between two generations who, many learned, aren’t all that different after all.

The boys were led to Heartland Plaza by offensive line and assistant head coach Justin Jackson and defensive line coach, Steve Mancillas. About 20 young men enjoyed the afternoon with the residents and returned to the school across the street once the tea and the conversation had cooled. The residents of Heartland Plaza were smiling and laughing as the boys entertained, a fact for which Residents’ Association President Eva Griffin is thankful.

“This is our home. It’s a very nice place and I think it’s a great thing for (the football players) to come and mingle with and spend time with seniors,” Griffin said.

Jessicia Smith, administrator for Heartland Plaza, has been developing a relationship with Moore High School for several months. The Future Farmers of America chapter from Moore High helped produce a Halloween event for the residents in 2012 and the cheerleaders are expected to appear on Feb. 20 for a bingo event which is scheduled to feature former Oklahoma quarterback Paul Thompson who is expected to speak and sign autographs during an event which is open to the public.

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