Tuesday, September 18, 2012


by Rosabelle Tifft

Western Mountains Senior College opened its 10th anniversary celebration on September 13 with an elegant evening event attended by seventy-five members and guests. Miniature lights strung around the hall and tables decked out with beautiful flower centerpieces created by Ginny Gamble added ambiance to the evening. The delicious social hour refreshments and buffet dinner were provided by the Good Food Store Caterers.

Wall posters depicting members at many activities over the past ten years and recent art work produced in art classes made a hit with everyone.  Entertainment by the Senior College Players had the hall rocking with laughter. Memories of the past years submitted by WMSC members were read between skits. Later, a drawing was held for those who submitted their memories, as well as those who listed memories on the spot.

One of the evening’s highlights was special guest, Kali Lightfoot, executive director, National Resource Center of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. Kali was instrumental in the formation of WMSC and gave an interesting talk on the history of senior colleges. She presented WMSC co-chairs with a plaque from the Maine Senior College Network, which congratulated WMSC on its tenth anniversary.

Thanks to Lauren and Peter Gailitis for taking photos.  To see all of Lauren and Peter's photos from the 10th Anniversary Dinner click here:   Lauren and Peter's Photos 

This anniversary event marked the beginning of a year of celebration and was an event especially for current members of the Senior College. Watch for announcements for future events that will involve the wider community.

For more information about Western Mountains Senior College visit our website at http://sad44.maineadulted.org/western_mountains_senior_college