For nearly 30 years, on a special Friday in December, Lakehill Preparatory School has continued a holiday tradition that remains in the hearts of attendees long after the apple pie is finished.
Lakehill's annual Holiday Luncheon brings elderly residents from around east Dallas to the Lakehill campus to share the spirit of the season with the Lakehill family. This year's event, held on December 12, continued the much anticipated tradition.
Members of Lakehill's senior class, along with their parents and class sponsors, joined forces with the entire Upper School to provide a memorable holiday experience for senior citizens. The senior class decorated the cafeteria and served as hosts, hostesses, and food servers while their parents prepared the meal and staffed the kitchen. Juniors, dressed as elves, reindeer, and Santa and Mrs. Claus, visited with guests and posed for pictures. Sophomores served as photographers, giving guests a framed photo as they left the luncheon. Freshman decorated the Commons and hosted the guests for refreshments after their meal. Students from numerous classes sang holiday songs during the luncheon. Students in all grade levels helped by donating the items that were used to fill the stockings that Sisteens prepared for each guest.
Many of these guests are regular attendees who look forward to the luncheon every year. Tasty food, good music, and enjoyable conversations with the students seemed to get everyone in the holiday spirit.
Headmaster Roger Perry explained, "The Holiday Luncheon is a wonderful tradition that truly reinforces the meaning of the holidays. For many guests, this special annual event is the highlight of their holiday season. We also hear time and time again from our alumni that the Holiday Luncheon is their most treasured memory of their time at Lakehill."