Join Spring Fling for a post-winter swing

Everyone age 50 and over is invited to a Spring Fling potluck lunch and dance at Creekside Seniors Activity Centre on April 9.

Creekside Seniors Activity Centre potluck dances always offer fun and frolicks for anyone aged 50 and up. The Spring Fling lunch planned for this Sunday (April 9) will feature live music with the always-popular Mark Allen

Everyone age 50 and over in the South Cariboo is invited to a Spring Fling potluck lunch and dance at Creekside Seniors Activity Centre on April 9.

Seniors centre representative Renata Cargnelutti says these potluck dances are always well attended and fun for everyone – the Christmas dance brought out 95 people – however, they’ve added a twist to the timing this spring.

“Usually we have a St. Patrick’s Day one, but this year we decided we would do a ‘Spring Fling’ thing instead.”

The legendary music of local entertainer Mark Allen always adds plenty of swing to any fling, with his vocals and music styles geared to match the crowd and by taking requests, she adds.

“It’s a good chance for people, after a long winter, to get out and mingle … people like to get up and dance, and have a good time.”

Cargnelutti explains a Spring Fling event was tried before, including an Easter Bonnet contest that is planned once again, and was a fun time and a good event.

“Just decorate your favourite hat in an Easter theme – whether it be eggs or bunnies, a combination or anything – and we will have a contest for the best-decorated bonnet, with first, second and third prizes.”

There will also be door prizes, a raffle and a 50/50 draw to supply yet more excitement to the Spring Fling, she adds.

Cargnelutti notes afternoons tend to work better for the seniors who attend events at Creekside, as fewer find driving at night quite as comfortable.

It’s open to the public aged 50+ and, as usual, anyone who is a society member is also welcome to bring along a friend of any (adult) age. Doors open at noon, and the potluck begins at 1 p.m.

Entry is $2 at the door, along with bringing something suitable for a hot lunch with cold salads and dessert, but there’s no need to check ahead on what dish to bring for the Cariboo-style potluck.

For more information about the Spring Fling, call Renata at 250-395-4430.

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