Keenagers complete 50 year of service to Lawrence community
December 28, 2023
Thursday, Dec. 14, the members of the Sacred Heart parish “Keenagers” completed 50 years of service to the Lawrence community with a soup lunch and fellowship timeat the Lawrence Fire Hall. The event also completed 37 years of service to the organization by Cindy Troudt and Marilyn Svoboda. The two served as coordinators for the group. Cindy volunteered 19 years of service and Marilyn volunteered for 18 years.
Introduced as leaders for the future were Lynette Hofstetter and Jolene Mazour.
According to the Lawrence Centennial Book: “In 1974, Father John Kelly, pastor of Sacred Heart Church started what he called the “Golden Age Club.” He enlisted the assistance of Mrs. Joe Mazour (Blanche) and Mrs. William (Rose) Pohlmeier to help plan some form of entertainment for an afternoon of fun for the senior citizens of the parish and community. The third Thursday of each month was chosen as the meeting date. Sometime along the name was changed to ‘The Keenagers.’”
Over the years, the group expanded its base and men and women came from St. Stephen’s parish, Deweese, Nelson, Superior and Blue Hill and on occasions other places.
The group wants everyone to know anyone and everyone is invited to their monthly events. They usually involve a meal (sometimes a ‘carry-in’ meal and sometimes a meal with the main items prepared), entertainment, cards, bingo, or whatever happens. Birthdays are observed and door prizes are awarded.
The public is invited to attend without further notice. Notice is given monthly in the Sacred Heart church bulletin.