Experience Art and Community at Senior Saturday

By Ryan Duey

“Senior Saturday,” an event tailored for senior citizens aged 60 and above, will be Saturday, June 29, from 8 a.m. until 10 a.m. at the Lee Dam Center for Fine Art, 201 South 9th Street, Marysville. The two-hour casual gathering promises a morning of cultural enrichment, camaraderie, and culinary delights.

The Marshall County Arts Cooperative and Sunflower Medical Clinic sponsor the event.

“Hosting Senior Saturday is our way of giving back to the senior citizens in our community,” said Hannah Scholler-Simpson, the arts cooperative’s treasurer. “It’s a chance to offer them an opportunity to explore the latest exhibit at the art center. We believe in celebrating our seniors and ensuring they feel valued and appreciated.”

The current exhibition at the art center is “Vintage Lawn and Garden,” a display featuring vintage lawnmowers from the 1930s through the 1960s. Floral arrangements will be on display, too.

Senior Saturday offers senior citizens private access to the current exhibition, allowing them to immerse themselves in the artwork and discuss it with others.

“This event allows seniors to explore our current exhibition of vintage lawn and garden artifacts,” Schroller-Simpson, said. “It’s a wonderful opportunity for our seniors to reminisce, share stories, and appreciate the rich history and artistry showcased in the exhibit.”

Senior Saturday also provides a complimentary breakfast of freshly prepared breakfast foods and beverages. Breakfast casseroles, biscuits, gravy, fruit, and breakfast sweets will be served.

The Lee Dam Center for Fine Art is owned by the City of Marysville and managed by the arts cooperative. It is a community art space dedicated to promoting and fostering artistic expression within the community. Through exhibitions, workshops, and events, the center aims to create an inclusive space for individuals of all ages to connect, appreciate, and engage with the arts.

For more information, people may reach the arts cooperative at 785-859-4260

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