Senior Citizens Day celebrated at Dyer County Fair

Friday, September 7, 2018
Hundreds of area senior citizens converged at the Dyer County Fair on Thursday for the annual Senior Citizens Day. Those in attendance enjoyed playing rounds of bingo, door prizes, a hamburger lunch, and outdoor vendor exhibits.
SG photos/ Brandon Hutcheson

BRANDON HUTCHESON

bhutcheson@stategazette.com

On Thursday, hundreds of area senior citizens convened at the Dyer County Fair for the annual Senior Citizens Day. Those 55 years of age and older were admitted into the fair free of charge and were treated to activities such as bingo, door prizes, live bluegrass music and more.

Upon arrival, seniors visited the various vendors set up along the lot between the fair’s Commercial Exhibit Building and Family Living Center. Inside of the Commercial Building, many took the opportunity to visit the multiple booths and view the artwork on display inside the Family Living Center. Seniors could also visit Sorghum Valley where live sorghum cooking was on display, as well as the livestock barn.

First Citizens National Bank provided sponsorship for the day’s activities.

L to R: Jerry Cantrell, Kristol Sentell, Faye Can Dyke, Brenda Enoch, Sandy Tarkington, Danielle Williams, Alanya Nevels, Gwen McNeely.

“We just love being involved in this community and to give back,” said First Citizens National Bank Chairman and CEO Jeff Agee. “We really love the fair. It’s a big part of Dyer County, and it’s one of the best fairs in Tennessee. One of our philosophies is that we love to be deep-rooted in the community we serve. We love to see the excitement of the mature generation. I’m very proud of our teammates and directors that are a big part of this. It’s great for Dyer County and great to be a part of it.”

First Citizens National Bank provided lunch for those in attendance, which included grilled hamburgers.

Kristol Sentell, First Citizens Assistant Vice President and Public Relations Officer added, “First Citizens is happy to sponsor and organize Senior Citizens Day at the Dyer County Fair. The seniors are very important to us.”

At 11 a.m., First Citizens provided a sack lunch for those in attendance including a hamburger, chips, and drinks.

Assisting throughout the day were Northview Middle School student leadership members as well as Dyersburg Middle School student council. The students served senior citizens snack and drinks and passed out bingo cards as well as prizes.

Assisting throughout the day were students from Dyersburg Middle School (above) and Northview Middle School (below).

“First Citizens would also like to thank the schools and all the businesses that donated prizes,” stated Sentell. “We couldn’t have done it without them.”

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  • Attended the fair on senior citizen day again. Always appreciate these young people from the middle schools who help. They're the greatest!

    Thanks to First Citizens and all the others who make this day possible each year.

    -- Posted by realworld on Sat, Sep 8, 2018, at 1:20 AM
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