Nearly 100 residents from Guy B. Love Towers celebrated the holidays at an annual Christmas ‘Bingo Blitz’ on Dec. 19. The residents received gifts, enjoyed food, played games and competed in a tacky Christmas sweater contest.
“The annual Christmas event is always a festive, fun time for our residents,” said Steve Ellis, senior asset manager for Love Towers. “The social committee here plans the event themselves with only a little assistance from our staff. This event makes sure that every resident has a chance to celebrate with friends and feel special around the holidays.”
When residents arrived at the party, they were greeted with a smile and a wrapped gift. Christmas music was provided by the “Forever Young” singers from John T. O’Connor Senior Center, who sang traditional holiday favorites. The senior singers also serenaded the residents as they shared a meal.
After the performance, a tacky Christmas sweater winner was selected, and residents enjoyed several games of ‘Bingo Blitz’ with multiple prizes awarded. Shelley Jackson won the sweater contest for her creative, homemade “static kling” attire.
Love Towers is a property of Knoxville’s Community Development Corporation (KCDC) and consists of two seven-story apartment buildings located near Broadway for seniors and disabled residents. KCDC is the housing authority and redevelopment agency for Knoxville. Since 1936, KCDC has been dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for the citizens of Knoxville.