MOUNT VERNON — Knox County senior citizens enjoyed a bit of pampering during a Spa Day at Sea event recently held at the Station Break Senior Center to celebrate Grandparents Month.
Nearly 100 individuals booked passage for the cruise, and about 85 actually embarked on the voyage, for which passports were essential.
“When they entered and got checked in to go on their cruise, everyone received a passport with their name on it,” said ship’s captain Ryan Downs, who, on dry land, is the activities director at The Station Break. “Inside the passport there were stickers that gave them access to the spa services they had signed up for, or lunch or breakfast. Every time they completed one of those activities they got their passports stamped. That was their all-access pass for the day.”
The cruise kicked off with a light breakfast and lunch was a formal affair with white linens, silverware and candles.
The pampering was provided by students from the Knox County Career Center. Senior cosmetology students gave manicures, foot massages and pedicures, and adult massage therapy students provided back massages.
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