Santa visits county AARP gathering

REED CITY — Laughter, they say is the best medicine, and telling the Christmas story so people will remember it is an important ingredient in many programs around this time of the year.

AARP had a dose of both last Wednesday, Dec. 14, when Trinity Lutheran School presented a special program during that group’s meeting.

Principal Sherry Prange played piano accompaniment for the play which included much music, humor and presented the story of Christmas in a way many won’t soon forget.

Those playing the holy family converged on the Holy Day Inn, and met up with a couple of employees who were actually, well, pretending to be, managers in training.

The play included “heavenly music,” but the “hotel” not even ranked five star status. The talk of it “taking a miracle” to find a place for anyone to stay that night, brought considerable laughter.

AARP received updates regarding the legislature, the local coat drive, efforts to provide clothing and other assistance to people in need at a central location now open on Tuesdays from 2-5 p.m. at 401 S. Chestnut, and other matters.

AARP will be providing tax assistance to the elderly again this year, however, only in Reed City this year. More details will be available soon.