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Snow we’re not joking! Santa delivers fun

Judy Finlay and Peg Butler at the Gladstone Central Committee for the Aging's Christmas in July.
Judy Finlay and Peg Butler at the Gladstone Central Committee for the Aging's Christmas in July. Rebekah Smith

SANTA Claus paid a special visit to Gladstone yesterday as more than 100 seniors donned sparkly hats and tinsel to celebrate Christmas in July.

Held at the Port Curtis Place Senior Citizens Centre, the event was run by the Gladstone Central Committee for the Aging.

Peg Butler was among the guests who enjoyed the live entertainment, raffle and lunch with friends.

"It's wonderful," she said.

"It was really uplifting for me because I have been sick and haven't been out of the house in months.

"Everyone was so happy and the music was really lovely.

"The band played a lot of old stuff that we all know, which was wonderful."

She and her friend Judy Finlay wore matching hats, which Judy had made especially for the event.

Port Curtis Place administration officer Karen Harth said all proceeds from the day would go back into the running of the centre, which is a not-for-profit organisation.

"We've held Christmas in July here every year for the past five years," she said.

"The seniors love it.

"It gets them out of the house and socialising with other people."

The next event will be a free morning tea for members and users of the centre, as part of Seniors Week from August 16-24.

Topics:  fun, seniors




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