The Senior Citizens Harvest Ball took place Wednesday, Oct. 19, at St. Joan of Arc Church Hall in Streetsboro. Organized by the Portage Senior Services Network (PSSN), the Harvest Ball has been a popular annual tradition for more than 15 years. Seniors from across the county were in attendance at the gala event this year.
“The mission of the Portage Senior Services Network is to help fill in the gaps where services and support for seniors are lacking in Portage County,” explained Stephanie Yeaglin, Hospice of the Western Reserve, and President of PSSN since 2015. “The Harvest Ball celebrates seniors in the county and shows them how valued they are by bringing the community together for this amazing social event.”
Seniors dined on a hearty luncheon of pot roast, potatoes and salad prepared and served by Barbara George and Geoff Crump of B & G Catering, St. Joan of Arc. Harvest Ball attendees were entertained by popular Frank Sinatra tribute artist Mike Sonata of Canton. Sonata’s repertoire features more than 100 songs recorded and performed by Old Blue Eyes, allowing him to include special requests from the audience.
A vintage-style photo booth proved that a picture is worth a thousand words. It generated plenty of mixing, mingling and fun. The booth allowed guests to take, print and share instant Harvest Ball photos of themselves with others at the event, and to take them home as souvenirs. Several lucky attendees were the recipients of door prizes donated by PSSN members serving the community.