Valentine’s Day lunch

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A Valentine’s Day Luncheon planned for Feb. 13 will give local seniors and adults with disabilities the opportunity to get out of the house and celebrate the holiday together. Hosted at Lutheran Church of the Master from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., the event offers a variety of entertainment as well as a buffet-style lunch.

“We’re trying to let the community know that we are here for them – this is our way of giving back to the seniors and adults with disabilities that we serve,” said Debbie Sheffield with Seniors To Go, which is partnering with Heather Doyle at Loving Hands Partners in Care to put on the event.

According to Sheffield, both businesses serve similar clients, and make an effort to support each other whenever possible. In October, Sheffield and Doyle teamed up to host a Halloween event for their clientele – and the success of that event led them to look at offering another opportunity to get seniors and adults with disabilities out of the house.

“It was a blast, and people really loved being able to come out and do something fun that doesn’t cost them anything,” Sheffield said.

“There’s not many events that are catered to this group of people, and everything else costs money, so not everyone can participate.”

The community has stepped up to support the event, Sheffield said, with plenty of businesses donating door prizes and food to be served at the buffet-style luncheon. Two local musicians will perform at the event as the John Beer Boys, and according to Sheffield, they always put on an entertaining show.

“They support us and provide live music for free, and they also interact with our seniors and get them up dancing,” Sheffield said.

“With the help of the community, we’d love to make this an annual event, and continue hosting two nights a year where our clients can feel loved and appreciated.”

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