July 10, 2018. FAYETTEVILLE, GA. Fayette Senior Services (FSS), a 501 (C)(3) recognizes its outstanding member Gene “The Champ” Sebastian for being selected as Grand Marshal in the Peachtree City 4th of July Parade. Sebastian was selected in recognition of his service to our country in the U.S. Navy as a Petty Officer Third Class during World War II. As Grand Marshal, Sebastian led the parade and expressed that he “was overwhelmed with love and support from the community during the ride.” Sebastian was interviewed for the city of Peachtree City’s website and was photographed during the parade. FSS is so proud that Sebastian was chosen for this honor and represented his community with pride!
Sebastian is originally from Pennsylvania and after the military pursued a career in boxing, just like his brother, former Middleweight champion Billy Soose. He worked for the Pennsylvania Police, Northeast Airlines and the FAA before retiring to Fayette County. Sebastian has lived in Fayette County since 1988 and he believes it is the perfect place for retirement. Sebastian is one of Fayette Senior Services first members, and has been coming to Fayette Senior Services for many years. He began his FSS journey as a Meals on Wheels driver for three years and now he enjoys playing pool at the Fayetteville Life Enrichment Center. Sebastian remarks that his favorite part about Fayette Senior Services is “the comradeship from all over the universe.” He admires the variety in programs that FSS has to offer and remarks that the “scheduling is so nice.” Sebastian is grateful for this “beautiful place to be and for everything that FSS does for the community.” We are lucky to have volunteers and members as wonderful as “The Champ” and we once again commend him on his achievement of being Grand Marshal for the 4th of July Parade!
Join us in celebrating 40 years of FSS serving the Fayette County community. Thank you to our 40th Anniversary Sponsors: Clear Captions, Heartis Fayetteville and Piedmont Fayette Hospital. For 40 years, FSS has been making a meaningful difference in the social, emotional, and physical well-being of adults age 50 and better in our community. FSS provides a variety of essential services to the community such as Meals on Wheels, Transportation, Information & Referral Assistance, Care Management, In-Home Personal Care, Adult Day Care, Home Repair, and Ani-Meals. FSS’ Life Enrichment center offers a range of social, leisure, travel and fitness activities in both Fayetteville and Peachtree City and also hosts the award-winning Ultimate Café. For more information about Fayette Senior Services, visit www.fayss.org or call 770-461-0813.