IT’S coming up on 50 years since the Harold Hawthorne Senior Citizens Centre opened in Carlisle and its rich history will be celebrated with a plethora of traditional activities on Wednesday, October 10. Harold Hawthorne was a Carlisle resident and Perth City councillor who supported the creation of a local senior citizens centre. He sadly died before the building that was named in his honour came to fruition. On October 10 from 10am, visitors can have a go at yoga, tai chi, bingo and ballroom dancing, as well as watch performances from the Carlisle Primary School choir and dancers and the Encore Strings Orchestra. As well as the free entertainment and activities, members have organised a three-course roast lunch, sausage sizzle and cake stall. Good food has always been associated with the senior citizen centre’s location – 2 Memorial Avenue, Carlisle. Previously the land was home to the Bickford Soldiers Association Memorial Hall, which was used for returned soldiers to learn a trade and local residents hosted morning and afternoon teas. Call 9470 1155 for more information about the celebration.
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