MOUNT VERNON — The so-called generation gap was bridged on Wednesday at Country Club Retirement Campus when the facility hosted a luncheon for this year’s participants in the Distinguished Young Women of Ohio Scholarship Program.
The young women and residents of the campus shared stories and life histories while enjoying a buffet luncheon. Both groups thoroughly enjoyed the experience.
“It was great,” said retiree Dennis Stephens. “[The girls] were talking to me a lot and it was nice.”
Sienna Gerdeman, representing Northern Putnam County, said the luncheon was wonderful. “I loved hearing all their stories and seeing pictures. He [Stephens] is from India so it was cool to hear about a different country.”
Resident Becky Bricker said having the young women for lunch was fun. “It’s nice to talk to young people,” she explained,” because we don’t get a chance to do that. They’ve been very open and it was nice.”
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