The Platteville Senior Center has received a grant from the Clarence Gribble Trust of the Platteville Community Fund, a component of the Community Foundation of Southern Wisconsin, Inc. to support Have a Seat, Be Our Guest.
The goal of the Have a Seat, Be Our Guest project was to enhance the welcoming and relaxing atmosphere at the Platteville Senior Center through the purchase of 56 new dining room chairs.
Before the project, chairs in the dining room were mismatched and worn out. With financial support from the Platteville Community Fund, the Senior Citizens Association, and various donors, seniors can enjoy activities at the Senior Center more comfortably and the matching chairs make the center look nicer and more welcoming.
Have a Seat, Be Our Guest — the welcoming song from Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” — was chosen as the title of this project because it clearly expresses the goal of the project and the mission of the Senior Center as being a “warm and welcoming place away from home for Senior Citizens.” In the song, Lumiere greets guests to the dining room by saying, “Ma chere mademoiselle, it is with deepest pride and greatest pleasure that we welcome you tonight. And now we invite you to relax, let us pull up a chair as the dining room proudly presents — your dinner! Be our guest!”
For more information about the Platteville Senior Center or this project contact the Senior Center, 348-9934.
This grant is made available from the Community Foundation’s Clarence Gribble Trust of the Platteville Community Fund. The Clarence Gribble Trust of the Platteville Community Fund is a resource for area nonprofit organizations whose programs and services are working for the betterment of our communities. Grants from the Clarence Gribble Trust of the Platteville Community Fund have supported the arts, education, environment, health and human services and historic preservation.
For more information about how you can impact your community contact Barb Daus, 778-3344, or the Community Foundation of Southern Wisconsin, 1-800-995-2379, or go to www.cfsw.org.