Dinner and a Show for Senior Citizens

  • Free Dinner and a Show: A Great Combination

    Sayville Senior Citizens with District Gold Cards were on the invitation list for a fun-filled evening that began with the fifth Annual Dinner, and for a second year finished with the annual (76th)High School musical—this year’s splendid production was Kiss Me, Kate.

    Thanks to the generosity of both the Sayville High School and Middle School student government organizations that funded the dinner, Sayville Senior Citizens enjoyed a catered affair.  Delicious meatloaf and chicken, along with potatoes, vegetables, rolls, and tossed salad were provided by Parkville Deli and served up by attentive and respectful Sayville High School students dressed in formal black and white.   After the dessert of cake, cookies, and hot beverages, the District Gold-Card Residents had an easy ‘commute’ down the hall from the high school cafeteria to the auditorium where entertainment awaited.  

    Kiss Me, Kate was certainly a crowd pleaser. The Cole Porter musical based upon William Shakespeare’s Taming of the Shrew was performed by an exceptionally talented cast of Broadway-caliber singers, actors, and dancers, accompanied by the outstanding High School orchestra. Now that’s entertainment!

    A comment offered on Facebook, summed up the experience for the guests: 

    “From the efficient serving of the meal beforehand and the play itself, it was a wonderful experience. Thank you Sayville students.” Loretta Brown.

    Photos: Mingling at the meal were Superintendent of Schools Dr. Walt Schartner, Board of Education President John Verdone, along with BOE trustees Deborah Van Essendelft, Norm deVenau, Sayville High School Principal Ron Hoffer, and Class of 2015 Advisor  Katherine Van Dorn who provided oversight for the student volunteers.