Temecula: Chaparral HS Students & the Sunrise Rotary Threw Senior Citizens a Special Valentine Dance

By Marti Treckman

The Temecula Sunrise Rotary Club and its Chaparral High School Interact service club held their first-ever Wallis Jones Project “Valentine’s Dance.”

Interactors from Chaparral and the Rotarians were excited to be engaging with the seniors in fun and fellowship. The two organizations teamed together to bring a little happiness, goodwill and love and also honored the seniors citizens as valuable members in the community. 

The DJ played favorite tunes from the 1920s forward. They also frolicked to Karaoke. The students enjoyed dancing with the senior citizens and taking a trip down memory lane, bridging the gap between the generations. All the Rotarians brought gifts for their guests which were given away to all the seniors at the end of the dance.

The chairmen of the event were Rotarians Mona Davies and Nicole Fuller. Ms. Fuller wrote to her fellow-Rotarians after the successful event:

“To all Temecula Sunrise Superstars! Thank you for your participation to make this Valentine Dance a wonderful afternoon for the senior citizens. The seniors were beside themselves with appreciation and thankfulness to make this occasion super special”!

“ It was simply an amazing event thanks to all of you Rotarians and our Interact students. They were happy to be there, happy to meet new seniors in their complex and just be happy! ”

The dance was held at Fountain Glen 55 & over community in Temecula on Sunday, February 10, 2019.

This was a local service project under the Rotary Avenue of Service “Community Service.” The event was a three way partnership between the Interact Club, Temecula Sunrise Rotary and Fountain Glen 55+ Senior Citizens.

Press Release Provided By the Temecula Sunrise Rotary Club