Chatham Middle School’s National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) served up a holiday treat for area seniors on December 13. Their annual Holiday Senior Luncheon is a long-standing community favorite – with 75 guests visiting the Middle School this year to enjoy music, food, and holiday atmosphere. The day began with a lively holiday concert in the auditorium, where the Grade 7/8 Band, Chorus, and Orchestra performed some selections from their upcoming Winter Concert. Then it was on to gymnasium where the NJHS students served up a turkey feast (prepared by our kitchen staff) along with some holiday fun – mood-setting music performed by strings students, a visit from Santa (eighth grader Dayton Harvey), and a game of bingo where the seniors could win prizes that the students had purchased and wrapped.
The NJHS Senior Luncheon is an award-winning service program now in its twenty-sixth year at CMS. NJHS members plan and carry out all aspects of the event, from designing the decorations, to raising funds to pay for the gifts and dinner, to personally inviting their guests.