Kids, seniors get creative while carving

In between munching on pizza and visiting with senior citizens at the Madison Avenue Retirement Center, youngsters from the Bainbridge Boys and Girls Club worked together to create their Halloween masterpieces on Tuesday.

At least one senior was happy to note the festive occasion didn’t include any real blood or gore, as there were no injuries to report, amongst the 20 or so pumpkins that were carved by 15 of the club members.

Mary Beth Johnson, a resident at the center, even donned a costume for the event.

“If you’re going out for a Halloween event you’d better at least get dressed up for it,” said Johnson. “I had a few things I could throw together so I did.”

Several seniors mentioned how well behaved the kids were and said the interaction is wonderful to be around and serves as a great way for the kids to get involved and give back to the community.

“If I only had one bit of their energy,” said one senior. “I really just enjoy sitting back and listening to them because kids have such interesting and wonderful stories to tell.”

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