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Seniors put on an art show and variety show to raise funds centers

By Jennifer Garcia

Young and old alike can take a stroll through the White Rock Senior Center and take in some art, or sit back and enjoy a variety show at the Betty Ehart Senior Center. The festivities are part of a fundraiser for both senior centers and part of a celebration for Senior Center Month.
“That’s Entertainment” will be performed by senior citizens for the public. This year will mark the fourth time seniors have performed a show for the community within the last 10 years.
Everyone is invited to attend the event and will be admitted for a donation amount of their choice. Once inside, attendees will be treated to a trumpet/piano duo of Jan McDonald and Donna Smith; the Lads of Enchantment Chorus; the Hilltappers dance group; solo vocalist Margie Candler; a comedy act by Peggy Durbin; guitar and vocal performance by Linda Collier; country waltz dancers Dave and Marty Delanoy; emcee Jim Sicilian; and guitar duo Glenn Lockhart and Greg Schneider, who will perform a prelude and during intermission.
Refreshments will be served following the performances.
“Some (performers) have been in it (the show) before and some have not,” said Marilyn Foster, one of the event planners. “This is certainly the kind of show anyone of any age will enjoy. We have awesome talent. These are people who have experience in performing and know how to put on a good show.”
The Silver Threads Senior Market, which will be from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 18 will feature various types of artwork from 10
different artists: Pat Jakubowski, Marilyn Foster, Louis Hassaman, Sara-Jane Maynard, Donna Osborn, Mary Carol Williams, Menoloa Bakker, Mary Edgett, Annie Bard and Thelma Hahn. Author Theresa Cornwell will also be at the show, signing her book of poetry.
“Residents from the nursing home will sell candles,” Annie Bard, another event coordinator said. “Folks have waited so long to be able to work with their creative sides, having a place to market it is very important.”
Bard said she hopes the public will visit the White Rock Senior Center and “get a feel for how well-attended it is.”
“This is something that could grow if we had the room to grow it in,” Bard said.
Betty Ehart Senior Center Executive Director Pauline Schneider said, “We want seniors and families with seniors to know they’re (the senior centers) vibrant places. We have a lot to offer members and the community as well. These are not rocking chair places.”
“People will be impressed with what they see, from visual arts to active arts,” Foster said.

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