South Orangetown Central School District

Two hundred community members enjoyed a delicious meal, beautiful music and the company of friends at the Tappan Zee High School’s Annual Senior Citizens Valentine’s Day Dinner on February 7. The popular event always draws a crowd and is hosted by the Interact Club to promote service and intergenerational engagement.

“We partnered with the Tappan Homemakers and the Piermont, Blauvelt and Orangeburg seniors clubs to get the word out. Our students do an excellent job securing donations, setting up the space and creating a fun atmosphere,” noted Interact Club advisor Jillian Richards.

Guests were treated to a performance by the TZHS Quartet Club, conducted by Orchestra Director Jonathan Rossi, and had a chance to step into the valentine-themed “photo booth” to capture the memory of the festive evening.

“We love to see the club and our seniors come together…it’s a special night,” said Club Secretary Rachel Z., who expressed gratitude to the many local businesses that donated to the event.

The Interact Club extends its appreciation to: Alatsas Home Builders, Aunt Mia’s Sweets, TZ Art Service Club, TZ Arts and Crafts Club, Bailey’s Smokehouse, Books and Greetings, Calabria, Canzona’s Market, Crecco’s Café, Cozy Nails, Dean’s Coffee Co, Del´ Arte, EZ Buy, Giovanni’s, Il Fresco, Le Gateau Suisse, Lulu’s Café, Luxury Nails, Matisee Chocolatier, Mia Cucina, Munno’s Italian Deli, New China House, Northvale Diner, Paesanos, Quick Stop Deli, Rockland Bakery, Schweizer & Dykstra Beautiful Flowers, Stateline Diner, Station One Deli, Stella Luna, The Old ‘76 House, TotalmedMD Mano Zachariah and Tua Cocina.

Interact Club group photo - students sitting, kneeling and standing