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Bridging the generations

By Patty Tucker

The Roswell (GA) Duplicate Bridge Club, Roswell Adult Recreation Center and Atlanta Junior Bridge (AJB) joined forces to present the first Multi-generation Bridge Game Party on July 10. Forty-one tables of players talked, partied, ate and played bridge with each other. Ten of the tables were young players from the ages of six to fifteen.

At the lunch break we pulled out signs representing every decade between 1920 and 2000 to see if we could find a person in the room born in each decade. We got all but one — 1980. Everyone present agreed to search out friends born in 1980 and teach them bridge before next years game!

A highlight was club owner Bill Mark’s presentation of a check for $1500 to AJB to help them continue their classes, camps and games for kids in the greater Atlanta area. In return, AJB presented a framed certificate to the club and center expressing their appreciation of the event.