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By Lillian Palmer
Staff Writer 

Seniors have New Year's Eve night out

 

Star photo by Lillian Palmer

Doug and Diana Larimore enjoyed their new year's eve dinner at the Golden Hour Senior Center.

New Year's Eve at the Golden Hour Senior Center was filled with all festivities.

The tables were set, the decorations were hung, the music was live, the conversation was abundant, and dinner was served.

"It was kind of just a nice night out for the seniors," activities coordinator Megan Brown said.

Brown said the center served over 100 people on New Year's Eve. She said the New Year's Eve event gives them a nice night out, which some otherwise wouldn't be able to afford on a fixed income. The senior center spared none for the evening out. The tables were decorated nicely for the occasion, and the dinner started at 6 p.m. Dinner started with an appetizer plate of cream cheese, crackers and grapes. The main course started with a Caesar salad, and continued with roasted petite tenderloin, asparagus tips and baked potato. Served for dessert was an ice cream sandwich cake.

Members of the Green River High School boys basketball team volunteered at the dinner; 17 in total. They served the food and cleaned up after the dinner. Brown said a mother of one of the players called the center and said the team was looking for volunteer opportunities.

"We are looking forward to having them aback and serving us again," Brown said. "It's always great when we have volunteers from the community."

The entertainment for the night was provided by the Late Bloomers band from Evanston.

"The seniors just love them," Brown said.

Seniors at the event danced the night away. The group played country and rock music from the 50s and 60s, until 10 p.m. It was an evening of dinner and dance. Many seniors attend the center's New Year's Eve event annually.

"It's fantastic," Doug Larimore said. "It's all the same people, lot's of friends."

Doug and Diana Larimore were at the dinner and said they try to make it to the event every year.

"It's really good, and nice people and good food," Diana Larimore said.

 

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