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National Grandparents Day unites families for lunch and love

BRIGHTON — Though National Grandparents Day was Sept. 10, Pemayetv Emahakv Charter School celebrated the annual event Sept. 29.

Although Irma may have been the larger force of nature, there is little question that grandparents can have a significant impact on the lives of their grandchildren.

Since 1978, National Grandparents Day has been celebrated in the U.S. on the first Sunday after Labor Day. President Jimmy Carter signed a proclamation which states the purpose of the holiday is “to honor grandparents, to give grandparents an opportunity to show love for their children’s children and to help children become aware of strength, information and guidance older people can offer.”

PECS grandparents filled the cafeteria as they joined their grandchildren for a lunch of fried chicken with all the fixings. Sounds of laughter, looks of love and the joy of togetherness filled the room as lunch was served.

Beverly Bidney
Beverly Bidney has been a reporter and photographer for The Seminole Tribune since 2012. During her career, she has worked at various newspapers around the country including the Muskogee Phoenix in Oklahoma, Miami Herald, Associated Press, USA Today and other publications nationwide. A NAJA award winning journalist, she has covered just about everything over the years and is an advocate for a strong press. Contact her at

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