Seniors Week dinner set to be the best yet
HUNDREDS of volunteer hours, a banquet of locally produced food and live music have gone into preparations to make the 2014 Gladstone Seniors Week dinner one of the best yet.
Rotary Club of South Gladstone community services director Dr PJ Sobhanian said the event was about giving thanks, raising awareness and showing appreciation for people who had contributed so much to the senior community in the region.
"Seniors night is a fantastic night of music, meals and fellowship in recognition for the contributions that seniors make to our community," he said.
"We have live music, soup, roasts, lamingtons and you name it. Our guests look forward to it every year.
"This event is not a charity event. It's just an event of celebration and enjoyment.
"The Rotary Club has been fundraising during the year so that this great event could be made possible."
The dinner is held each year as the main celebration for Seniors Week.
About 300 seniors will attend the event.
Local band Lost for Words will be performing, along with a keyboard musician.
There will also be a team of about 30 volunteers providing a combined total of 200 volunteer hours.
This year's event will be held at the PCYC on Saturday and will kick off about 6pm.