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A Golden good time

Carolyn Pope
Special to The Vail Trail"Cotton Ball Queen" Cheryl Thomas entertained the crowd at the fashion show.
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The seniors from the Golden Eagle Senior Center in Eagle gathered last week for a fundraiser, sharing some good-humored ribbing and entertainment.

The Eagle Seniors kicked off their shoes for a knee-sock kick line and later performed as a choir. And the fashion show was certainly more fun than fashion.

Headed up by Kathy Dunn-Lewis and Cheryl Thomas, the county RSVP program coordinator, the event raised around $3,500 for programs offered through the Senior Center, located at 715 Broadway in Eagle, with additional centers in El Jebel and Minturn. Money from the event was earmarked for the Senior Travel Fund, which goes toward this year’s vacation to Atlanta.

More than 150 people attend the Senior Jubilee Fundraiser, held at the exhibit hall at the County Fairgrounds. Steve Carver, Gypsum’s mayor and owner of Big Steve’s Towing, generously donated all the food for the evening and also was the chef and server. Jackie and Hugo Benson, owners of Old Gypsum Printers, donated all the printed materials for the evening. Many items were auctioned, with the highlight item a handmade quilt created by senior Mary Jane Hess. Mary Lou Croisant whipped together some cookie baskets, which brought in over $1,200.

Each week, the centers serve low- or no-cost meals to more than 200 seniors in Eagle County. The staff also provides activities and programs such as watercolor and drawing classes, bridge clubs, dinner outings, trips to Black Hawk, swimming aerobics, movies, sightseeing outings, exercise classes, entertainment, bowling, blood pressure checks, flu shots, manicures, picnics, pot-luck meals and transportation. They also deliver meals to homes of seniors who are housebound.

For more information, call Kathy Dunn-Lewis at 970-328-1005.

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Click on photo galleries at http://www.vailtrail.com to see more photos from this event.


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