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Fun times for seniors as Raleigh hosts dinner and dance

PHOTO COURTESY OF CYRIL TAYLOR
With accordion and acoustic guitar in hand, Pierce (left) and Norman Cull played traditional Newfoundland music all evening for the Raleigh seniors.
With accordion and acoustic guitar in hand, Pierce (left) and Norman Cull played traditional Newfoundland music all evening for the Raleigh seniors. - Photo courtesy of Cyril Taylor

The Town of Raleigh showed appreciation for its seniors earlier this month.

On Nov. 2, the town hosted a roast beef dinner and dance for over 70 seniors in the Great Northern Peninsula town.

Raleigh seniors could be found deep in conversation with each other throughout the evening held in their honour. — Photo courtesy of Cyril Taylor

Raleigh seniors could be found deep in conversation with each other throughout the evening held in their honour.

— Photo courtesy of Cyril Taylor

The event was held at the Raleigh Historical Building. The town received a grant of $500 from the Department of Children, Seniors and Social Development to help put off the event. The town of Raleigh paid for everything else.

The occasion provided seniors the opportunity to chat with friends, reminisce and have a laugh.

As Norman and Piece Cull laid down some old traditional Newfoundland tunes on accordion and acoustic guitar, many of the seniors showed the spryness of their youth as they hit the dancefloor for a jig.

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