Rotary hosts dinner for seniors
THE giving spirit was alive and well yesterday when more than 100 seniors were treated to a Christmas dinner by the West Bundaberg Rotary Club.
President Derek McGrath said the event was a way to thank seniors in the Bundaberg region.
“We do it to show them we appreciate their contributions to the community over the years,” he said.
“We really enjoy putting this on for the seniors and hope they have fun.”
The Senior’s Christmas Dinner is held every year and provides a meal, entertainment and transport for the guests.
The Bundaberg Regional Council donated the hall free of charge.
The guests enjoyed having a sing-along to Christmas carols.
Sugarland Gardens resident Lyn Rowlings attended the event for the first time yesterday and enjoyed her day.
“I thought it would be a nice thing to do for Christmas,” she said.
“It’s good to have lunch with friends. I will come again next year if they invite me.”
Mrs Rowlings said the pick-up and delivery service by rotary volunteers was a huge help.
“It’s great them coming to pick us up,” she said.
“I would not have gotten here otherwise.”
Millbank Village diversional therapist Maree Organ volunteered her Sunday to escort 10 residents to the event.
“We have been coming for the past seven years,” she said.
“They all just love it. They really enjoy getting out in the community and it’s lovely to see them out and about.”
One-hundred and two-year-old Millbank Village resident Edaline Milton made the trip to the Civic Centre for the dinner.
“There are such nice people here,” she said.
“I am very much enjoying it.”