Golden K has party for children with special needs

Golden K members — from left, Alyce Derwinski, Sarah Gospodarek, Pat Polzin, Jeannine Polkinghorne and Sue Proudfit — wait for the start of the Golden K party for children with special needs. The party was Tuesday at City Park in Iron Mountain.


For The Daily News

KINGSFORD — The Golden K senior group sponsored and facilitated a picnic at City Park for area children with special needs.

We had a party. The weather was beautiful.

After a busy Memorial Day weekend, students from area school districts joined the Golden K at City Park in Iron Mountain. The children were delightful to behold. We felt fortunate they could participate.

Thanks to all who made the event possible. This includes teachers, bus drivers, students, and everyone who works with these wonderful individuals.

Ray and Mindy Pilon provided music. We wish to acknowledge and thank them for the lively tunes.

The playground equipment was available for the children to enjoy. Golden K members offered additional games as well. There was basketball, ring toss, and a bean bag throw.

Hot dogs, hamburgers, chips and lemonade were on the menu. A huge thanks goes to Bob Bowman and his son, Bill, who provided ice cream and cookies for the picnic.

VanElsacher Farms brought a wagon pulled by two Percheron horses named Duke and Dan. The wagon ride around the park was a favorite for children and adults. Thank you, VanElsacker staff, for providing a grand ride. Those horses are beautiful, majestic creatures. All were thrilled to see them.

Thank you to all Golden K members, spouses, family, and friends who helped make the day special for the students. Everyone gave it their all. Many recliners received weary bones afterwards.

The Golden K will meet at 10 a.m. Monday at the First Presbyterian Church in Kingsford. Everyone is welcome.


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