Cherokee County Senior Services hosted senior citizens Thursday in downtown Canton for fun and celebration of the holiday season.

The "Senior Citizen Winter Ball" took place Thursday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Events on Main in downtown Canton. The Sequoyah Regional Library System started the event in 2018, and this year's edition of the ball marks its third year after a year off due to COVID-19.

"I wanted to give seniors the opportunity to celebrate the holidays with each other since some may not be able to travel or have family locally," event creator Kara Rumble said. "It started at RT Jones Library, and now all libraries in the system help with the ball."

Seniors in attendance were from Cherokee Senior Services at Univeter Road and Rock Creek Manor in Jasper. Seniors who live locally were also in attendance. The event featured arts and crafts, lunch, karaoke, space for dancing, and tables for socializing.

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