Samoset Resort renews tradition of senior luncheon
Rockport — Local nursing home and assisted care facility residents gathered at the Samoset Resort Dec. 19 for a luncheon to mark the holiday season.
Samoset Executive Meetings Manager and Rockland Mayor Will Clayton said the senior luncheon was an annual event until three years ago, when the resort closed during the winter due to the economic recession.
"We're so excited to have it once again," Clayton said.
Sixty guests from the Bartlett Woods Retirement Community, Stella Maris House, the Knox Hotel Apartments, and the Rankin Center, among others, enjoyed a complimentary meal served by the management team of the Samoset Resort.
Camden Hills Regional High School a capella group the OffBeats performed Christmas classics such as "Joy to the World" as well as a humorous version of "The Twelve Days of Christmas" and popular Paul Simon song "You Can Call Me Al."
Camden Hills Choral Director Kimberly Murphy said the all-male OffBeats are culled from various choirs at the high school. The singers, who rehearse outside school hours and create their own arrangements, are directed this year by senior Alex Wilder.
The OffBeats were followed by pianist Robin Worthley, a Samoset employee.
Luncheon guests said the musical entertainment was "marvelous," while describing the multi-course meal as "super duper" and "something else."
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