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Hundreds of seniors enjoy huge concert

Tuesday, 23rd March, 2010

* Students from the Joy Baldwin School Of Dancing hit the stage with an energetic routine at the Seniors' Concert yesterday. * Students from the Joy Baldwin School Of Dancing hit the stage with an energetic routine at the Seniors' Concert yesterday.

It was a packed house at the Entertainment Centre yesterday as elderly residents enjoyed the annual Seniors' Week Concert.

The audience was treated to a wide variety of musical and dance acts, ranging from country and western ballads to Chinese-themed linedancing. Event organiser Sherrieanne King said it was outstanding to see so many seniors enjoying the three-hour concert.

"It's been really well supported by the nursing homes. It's a great event for seniors," she said. "A few people have said it's the biggest crowd they've seen for the concert. I'm not sure of that, but there'd have to be close to to 300 people here."

The contrast between the different acts throughout the day's program ensured that everyone was kept entertained, Ms King said."The performances have been brilliant, there's been a lot of variety," she said. "I've just been walking around and had a lot of comments from the crowd about how good it is."

The concert was organised by City Council with the assistance of June Bennett, and is one of several events on the roster for Seniors' Week. The celebrations will continue today with a Seniors' Expo, also to be held at the Entertainment Centre.

The Expo will begin at 10am and feature stalls manned by the city's community groups and community services.

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