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The Ozinga Chapel was a scene of youth and wisdom April 20 when Trinity students enjoyed a brief morning reunion with their grandparents on the College's 20th annual Grandparents Day.

Dozens of students met their elders for chapel service and stayed to share lunch with them in the Grand Lobby and Recital Hall before heading to their afternoon classes. The grandparents were treated to music and singing from the College's woodwind and honors ensembles and concert choir. 

"I think it's a terrific idea to bring grandparents to campus and build a relationship with us," said George Boss, whose granddaughter Katie Boss is a sophomore. "I have been very impressed with Trinity. It has a wonderful Christian atmosphere, and it teaches kids the right things."

"The program was excellent, and the fellowship was great," his wife, Clarice, added. "We saw some people we hadn't seen in a long time. I'm already looking forward to returning next year."

The Bosses, residents of Beecher, Illinois, were two of nearly 200 grandparents who attended the event, which was held for the first time in 1986. Members of the College's advancement team served lunch and presented a Trinity coffee mug to each guest.

"We should recognize our students' grandparents for the significant roles they've played in their lives," said Larryl Humme, Trinity's executive director of development. "Because they are valuable contributors to the success of their grandchildren, they also are stakeholders in the success of the College. They are members of our community."

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