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City of South El Monte Senior Center Annual Thanksgiving Luncheon Program

Melissa Rocha

A Thanksgiving Luncheon took place on Monday, November 25th at the South El Monte Senior Center, located at 1556 Central Avenue.  More than 275 seniors took part in the festivities.    Half of the cost of the luncheon was sponsored by the county and the rest through the Senior Center Accounting Program. Before the lunch started George Muñoz welcome the seniors. The master of the ceremonies was Mayor Louie Aguiñaga and the invocation was done by Father Juan Francisco Gonzales.
In addition, the pledge of allegiance was led by Commissioner Rudy Lopez, who also opened the spotlight at the dance performance of “Baile Folklorico Alegria de Sur El Monte.” Thanks to Huntington Culinary for the food and (FBLA) Future Business Leaders of America that helped serve the food. Also, thanks to 3L Club for donating Apple Cider.
As was expected, the South El Monte City Councilman, Joseph J. Gonzales said a few words along with Commissioners Vice Chairperson David Garcia, Commissioner Josie Blanco, and Commissioner Rudy Lopez. The City Council helped with the raffle, a 50/50 as well as door prizes. Thank you to Super Bingo Club for donating the raffle tickets.
The Annual Thanksgiving Luncheon closed with thanks to the South El Monte City Council, the rest of the Community Service Commissioners Yolanda Del Rio, Lauren Guevara, Leo Barrera, Leslie Cojulun and Luis Polino Jr. Everyone was wished a safe Holiday and were invited to attend the upcoming Christmas Luncheon on Monday, December 16, 2013.

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