Church hosting Senior Adult Lock-in
Rebecca Walker, Franklin County Times
Usually, when a lock-in takes place, it involves locking a group of people in a building overnight. First Baptist Church in Russellville is hosting a Senior Adult Lock-in, but participants can leave their pajamas and sleeping bags at home.
The Senior Adult Lock-in is taking place Tuesday, July 17, from 8:30 a.m. until 2 p.m.
"We'll start with a brunch, and then we have special interest sessions planned throughout the day," said Bert Fowler, FBC minister of music and senior adults. "It's really more of a Senior Adult Expo. We aren't locking anyone in or keeping them overnight."
Interest sessions include topics such as flower arranging, cooking demonstrations, gardening, woodworking, turkey calling, making a memory with grandchildren, senior aerobics, and senior scams.
"Franklin County District Attorney Joey Rushing will be talking to participants about ways that senior citizens fall victim to scams," said Fowler.
Sessions begin at 9 a.m. A lunch will be provided at 11 a.m.
In the afternoon, a movie time will take place.
The day will wrap up with an awards ceremony for the participants at 1:15.
"We'll be giving out crazy awards, and just having a good time," he said.
Those wishing to take part in the event must register. A fee of $5 is required.
A registration table is located at FBC in the main hallway. The event is not exclusively for FBC members, however. Anyone may attend.
To sign up, call Fowler at 322-2065.