A Senior Moment

Elders and Youth Come Together at Councilwoman Ingrid Tuner’s Golden Star Indoor Picnic

turner and mom“It’s always so good to see the wisdom and fellowship among our seniors when they come together for this event,” said an elated Councilmember Ingrid Turner (D-District 4) June 22 as she stood at Newton White Mansion. The venue was the site of her Third Annual Bowie Golden Star Indoor Picnic. “It’s a chance to let them know that they are appreciated, that they are the pillars of our community. They are the ones who make us who we are.”

The annual event is a part of Turner’s efforts to acknowledge seniors and to bring young people together with their elders of the community in a social setting.

Greetings were offered by Bowie Mayor G. Fred Robinson while Dorothy Bailey delivered the keynote presentation, entitled. In A Different Light: Reflections and Beauty of A Wise Woman of Color.

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One of the greatest contributors to the event included 10 members of the Bowie High School Ladies with Class, a group of student volunteers ranging in age from 8th to 12th grades. Lunch was provided by KBQ Real Barbecue and the musical entertainment was offered by Music on the Move Entertainment.The message and the event reflected Turner’s vision for creating a learning and sharing opportunity with a relaxed, “picnic” atmosphere that included great food, music and playful discussion.

Among the acknowledgements, contributors to the event and it’s door prizes, were grounds including the Pine Oaks Village, Byrd and Byrd, LLC, Shaylace Bell, Evergreen, Alberta Medley, the Prince George’s County Sheriff’s Office, Happy Go Lucky, Gloria Brown and the City of Bowie Senior Center and others. Event partners included Desiree Griffin-Moore, the Maryland National Capital Park and Planning Commission and Toni Smith’s In Reach organization.

Pictured, top: Councilmember Ingrid Turner with her mom, Mrs. Turner.