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Senior Day takes place at the fairgrounds

ROME TOWNSHIP — The heat may have been a bit much for early May, but it still did not keep the crowds away from the Lawrence County Fairgrounds.

The annual Senior Day took place, organized by the Sybene-Chesapeake Senior Center, featuring food, entertainment, vendors and more.

More than 90 vendors set up booths, such as insurance agencies, home health care providers and local hospitals to cater to seniors’ needs.

Good News Llamas were present, bringing a few of the animals from their farm, as well as samples of products made from their hair after it is sheared.

Students from Collins Career Technical Center were also set up, offering free manicures and haircuts by the cosmetology program.

Beans were prepared in a kettle on site, one of many options available for lunch.

Darlene Green, the director of the senior center, said each vendor also provided a door prize, which attendees had a chance to win.

Senior Day kicked off with an opening ceremony, featuring Fairland band students and the naming of the Senior of the Year. This year, the members of the senior center’s advisory board,  who helped organize the event, all shared the honor.

The day concluded with the meeting of the Lawrence County Commission hosting its regular weekly session at site.