Pen­sion­ers’ bash was ‘one of the best ever’

Rossendale Free Press - - News -

PEN­SION­ERS danced to Elvis and Tom Jones at the Rossendale se­nior cit­i­zens party.

Around 250 peo­ple gath­ered at the River­side in Whitworth for the event. Bacup coun­cil­lor Jimmy Ea­ton, who helped or­gan­ise and fundraise for the an­nual party, said it was ‘one of the best they’ve ever had’.

En­ter­tain­ment was pro­vided by singers Robert Neal and Paul Dil­lon – and a per­for­mance by mem­bers of the Dansworks Dance Academy in Bacup.

The party was funded by the pro­ceeds of June’s sports­man’s din­ner.

Coun Ea­ton said: “The food and en­ter­tain­ment was ab­so­lutely bril­liant and everybody said it was the best one they have ever had.

“I would like to thank everybody who do­nated raf­fle prizes, the eight helpers who come ev­ery year to plate all the food up and wash up, the River­side staff and Lords the Cater­ers in Whitworth.”

Eighty pen­sion­ers will also be able to en­joy a full Christ­mas din­ner on De­cem­ber 6 at the Rose ‘N’ Bowl in Stack­steads.

Coun Ea­ton said he has been in­volved in the party for nearly 50 years and will look to do ‘a cou­ple more be­fore hanging up his boots’.

Guests at the party at the River­side in Whitworth

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