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May 19, 2016 12:00 AM

The Holy Rosary Key Club hosted its annual Senior Citizens Gala on Saturday with the theme of Aloha 2016. Key Club members served Hawaiian cuisine to roughly 160 seniors while everyone enjoyed live entertainment.

The Holy Rosary Key Club hosted its fifth annual Senior Citizens Gala on Saturday, catering to more than 160 residents of various nursing homes across the Border City.
The theme was Aloha 2016 and was brought to life with sand castles, flowery attire and leis, as well as a fake pig on a spit over an artificial fireplace.
“They build sandboxes and have sand and toys so the seniors can make sand castles and those (were) judged,” said Vera Gallant, past president if the Kiwanis, the family of which the Key Club is a part.
“There’s a photo booth and once dinner is finished we have a band that comes in and plays and the kids take any of the elderly who are still able to dance on the dance floor—it’s an awesome event.”
The Key Club members cooked up what Gallant described as a fabulous Hawaiian meal, donned some white server outfits, and delivered the cuisine to the hungry seniors who were socializing and enjoying some live entertainment.
Also in attendance were a few local dignitaries including Dr. Richard Starke, MLA for Vermilion-Lloydminster; Insp. Suki Manj of the Lloydminster RCMP and fire Chief Jordan Newton.
The three dignitaries ended up throwing on some grass skirts and leis and danced on stage before being judged by the seniors in attendance.
Dr. Starke even sported a fashionable coconut bra to the delight of those in the audience.
Entertainment was provided by a few bands including the Bordertones and the Holy Rosary High School band that played old time songs like The Waltz and some polka tunes for the seniors to cut a rug to.
Gallant said the Senior Citizens Gala is of the many events the Key Club puts on in town as a way to give back locally.
“It’s just one of the projects the Key Club does for the community, they are the same as Kiwanis, we serve locally in our country and internationally,” said Gallant.
“So this is one of their many local projects and this is the only one they do that is really geared toward seniors, other than going out carolling at Christmas time when they go into the seniors homes.”

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