Gunnedah’s Seniors Festival started on a musical note on Monday morning.
Local seniors gathered at the Smithurst Theatre for morning tea and entertainment from all quarters, with plenty of old tunes to sing along to.
Bev Delve, Gunnedah Conservatorium student Meg Clowes took to the stage, accompanied by teacher Joel Pickett, and Tamworth MP Kevin Anderson wore two hats – official guest and performer, bringing along his guitar and pairing up with Gunnedah GoCo volunteer Dominic Goodwin-Hawkin.
“Seniors in our community play such an important role and we thank you for that,” Mr Anderson said on Monday.
“[Seniors Week] is a chance to say thank you to you for what you do.”
Highlights this week will include morning teas at Carroll Public School and the Men’s Shed, combined church service, talent showcase at Oak Tree Retirement Villages, a mystery bus tour, music festival, and a fundraiser concert.
The library is also hosting numerous activities including Knit and Natter, Colour and Chatter, and Brain Training.
Down the road in Quirindi, the CWA is celebrating a 50 per cent increase in membership in time for its Seniors Festival.
CWA member Coleen Will said the branch was “delighted” to welcome new members including Mesdames Butler, Caterer, Clarke, Radcliffe, Williams Wrenn, and Miss Stanborough.
“[It’s] the highest membership for many years,” Ms Wills said.
“It is so pleasing to see so many locals willing to assist with our great variety of projects.”
- For the full Gunnedah or Quirindi Seniors Festival programs, contact Gunnedah Shire Council or the Liverpool Plains Shire Council.