June 13, 2022
Struthers students, staff, and board members served more than 100 community members at the district’s annual Senior Citizen Picnic at Mauthe Park on Wednesday, June 8.
“We love this opportunity to stay connected with our senior citizens,” says Mary Carcelli, president of the Struthers Board of Education. “This group is an integral part of our community and are longtime supporters of our schools, and we appreciate the chance to speak with them and show our appreciation.”
The summer picnic is one of two dinners the district hosts for its senior citizens. This past fall, the district served a dinner celebrating Thanksgiving and Christmas in the high school cafeteria. Door prizes were drawn, with dozens of seasonal decorations, gift certificates, and other tokens of appreciation being handed out to those in attendance.
At the picnic, special recognition was given to Kenneth Kopp (100 years old) and alumni from the Struthers Class of 1944 (the earliest Struthers alumni represented).
The district’s foodservice team prepared the picnic meal and the school’s custodial staff helped with the preparations for the event. Struthers administration, volunteers, and students from the boy’s basketball team, Interact Club, and NHS served the guests and handed out the prizes.
These events would not be possible without the generous contributions of businesses, organizations, and individuals in the community, notes Carcelli. Donations for the dinners were provided by:
- Anthony Quahliero - Kirila Funeral Home
- Betsy Kopp
- Bob and Chris Granchie
- Briar Hill Pizza
- EndTime Grafix
- Giannos Candy
- Handel’s Ice Cream
- Morgan Oil
- Nancy Gough
- Nemenz IGA
- Papa John’s Pizza
- Selah Restaurant
- Sr. Jalapeno
- St. A’s Bistro
- Tangier Pizza
- Vicky Demyan
More than 100 community members attended the annual picnic on Wednesday. The picnic is one of two dinners Struthers City Schools hosts for senior citizens each year.
Struthers City Schools Board of Education and Administration took the opportunity to speak with and thank the guests at the annual Senior Citizen Picnic.
Students on the Struthers boys basketball team serve guests at the annual Senior Citizen Picnic.
Struthers Board member Robert Noble talks with guests as they dine.
Sarah Herrholtz gives a prize to Louis Frank from the Struthers Class of 1944 for being a member of the earliest graduating class represented at the picnic.
Centenarian Kenneth Kopp was applauded as the eldest in attendance at the picnic. Kopp is a veteran who was aboard the USS Missouri when the peace treaty was signed in World War II.