The first of the many oncoming communal Christmas celebrations has kicked off, with the Senior Citizen’s Centre coming together for a Luncheon on November 27.
Many special guests attended the lunch including M.P. Michael Johnson, Minister for Innovation and Regulation Matt Kean, Singleton Mayor Sue Moore and husband Alan, Neil McNamara, John and Jan Martin and Gerald McMillan from the Singleton Diggers Club.
Along with the festive celebrations, lifetime Senior Citizen members Bill and Phyllis Pendered were presented with a gift of appreciation for their outstanding volunteer work at the center.
Phyllis had previously been a volunteer Duty Officer for many years and has been described as the ‘backbone’ of the center at times.
“We could always count on Phyllis, she would always put her hand up to volunteer whenever and Bill would always help out in all directions when needed, and we just want to say thank you to both of them for the many years of their contribution” says Senior Citizen President Colleen McMahon.
Cervoz Cafe catering provided a delicious baked dinner with traditional festive desserts including plum pudding and trifle.
Maurine Bailey kept spirits high with live music, singing and even a little bit of dancing throughout the lunch.
“It was like having a one man band” says Ms McMahon.
Minister Matt Kean made his way around the tables, conversing with many locals and gave a talk on the importance of retirement scam, which Ms McMahon described as very informative and insightful.
“Having Mr Kean here was fantastic, he was very approachable and was very helpful in informing us about the financial precautions of retirement scams”
“The lunch was a fantastic way to end our year on a high note, coming together in the festive season as we now prepare for the oncoming year”