Over 55s encouraged to showcase their talents in quest

GOT TALENT: Country music singer and guitarist Rob Hopkins is one of many talented Gladstone seniors.
GOT TALENT: Country music singer and guitarist Rob Hopkins is one of many talented Gladstone seniors. Luka Kauzlaric GLAROBH

TWO people have already signed up for Gladstone's first seniors talent quest and prolific resident Dulcie Benn encouraged more to showcase their talents.

The Senior Talent Star event is the first of its kind in Gladstone and Dulcie encouraged over 55s to sing, act, dance, play an instrument or recite poetry.

After working with the Gladstone Eisteddfod committee for the past 15 years, Dulcie knows a thing or two about local talent.

"People have to be disciplined," she said.

"They have to be brave enough to share their talent with other people."

With Gladstone heats for the talent quest fast approaching, Dulcie said older people needed more encouragement to enter the competition.

"Senior citizens need a bit of a push sometimes," she said.

Over the past couple of years, Dulcie said she had seen a number of seniors participate in the Gladstone Eisteddfod.

Heats will begin at St Peter's State School in Clinton on Thursday at 11am.

Heats will be held in Calliope, Agnes Water, Boyne Island and Gladstone in the following weeks.

The grand final will be held at the Gladstone Entertainment Centre Marquee on August 23 during Seniors Week.



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