A lively group at the B.A. “Booty” Ritter Senior Center will be “rocking for a cure” to cancer.
Just last month the center’s director, Diane Lapoint, decided to get a team together to participate in the upcoming Mid-South Jefferson County Relay For Life, which will be held on April 27 at Nederland Bulldog Stadium.
“I realized some might not be able to walk (the track during the event) but they can rock,” Lapoint said from the TV room at the center. “ So we’ll have Seniors Rocking for a Cure.”
Nearby, Herb and Myrtle Foreman held hands while posing for a photo in a pair of rocking chairs. The couple, wed for four years who but have known each other for 45 years, joked and laughed with other members of the center who were arriving for lunch on Tuesday.
“I keep this place rocking,” Herb Foreman said. “If I’m gone for a week or two and come back they say ‘here comes trouble.’”
The couple will do some rocking, and some walking, during the event they said.
Other senior citizens who will participate with the team by either rocking or walking include; Vernice Gratham, Virginia Randen, Caroline and Charlie Wells, Nancy Bernard, Jackie and Mary Faubion, Diane Lapoint, Doris Stuckey and Earnest Chance. There will also be non-senior citizen participants who include family members and friends.
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