The members of First Washington Baptist Church, 1300 E. Meeting St., honored their senior members at a banquet in June.
In 1996, Rev. Frank Butler, pastor at First Washington Baptist came up with the idea of a program for senior members of the church.
An advisory board headed by Mrs. Mary B. Mackey and Mrs. Reola McGriff brought the idea to life through The Golden Agers. McGriff served as The Golden Agers first president.