Seniors turn out to party
SENIORS from across the region didn’t let threatening grey clouds and icy winds stop them from enjoying a day of music and friendship yesterday, instead they relocated their Music in the Park concert indoors to escape the winter elements.
The concert was scheduled to be held in Leslie Park yesterday to celebrate Seniors’ Week but the miserable weather forced organisers to make the decision to move the event to the Senior Citizens Centre.
Senior Citizens Association publicity officer Mick McEniery said despite the last-minute alteration, he was impressed with the number of people who joined in the celebrations.
“We were a bit concerned about the numbers that may turn up but we were able to let people know about the change of venue and are more than happy with the turnout.
“We’re pleased to provide this sort of event for the seniors of Warwick and were particularly (pleased) to see so many people from the nursing homes.”
Mr McEniery said he was impressed with the Scots PGC students who entertained the crowd with their music.
“Everyone was really impressed with their professionalism and we are grateful to the school staff and principal for giving us the opportunity to hear the groups,” he said.
Guests were treated to a morning of musical talent performed by The Scots PGC pipe band and junior choir and tunes from local musical groups A2B and the Grumpies.
A free sausage sizzle lunch was served by the Cancer Council.
Bronnie Fitzgerald from A2B said the group played at a lot of local and community events and said it was great for a local person such as herself to be able to entertain many of the people she knew.
“We do it because it is a way to give back to the community,” she said.
“If we didn’t have these elderly people, we wouldn’t have Warwick the way it is.”
Ms Fitzgerald said the group compiled its set list on the types of music they thought the seniors would enjoy.