As many as 500 local seniors have enjoyed the fun of Rotary Club of Vernon’s Annual Spring Break-out.
This year’s free event for seniors takes place March 12 at the Vernon Recreation Centre.
“The highly anticipated event has been held for many years and is a free dinner and dance with live entertainment for local seniors,” said Emily Gaudet, event chair. “Nearly 500 attendees will enjoy a delicious complimentary meal with wine, served by Rotarians themselves aided by other volunteers.
“Door prizes are provided by local businesses, dance performances and live music will round out the fun evening.”
The Spring Break-out runs from 5:30 p.m to 7:30 p.m. (doors open at 5 p.m.) and allows seniors to get out and have a social evening at no charge to themselves while welcoming the return of spring.
The event is made possible through the generosity of local sponsors and volunteers, as well as donations raised from December’s Rotary Carol Festival.
“It is an opportunity for seniors who are valuable members of the Vernon community to mingle and meet people of the same age group and share common interests,” said Gaudet. “The Rotary Club of Vernon also provides free drives for those who do not have transportation of their own.”
Admission for seniors is by complimentary advanced ticket only, which can be picked up free of charge from the Schubert Centre or the Halina Seniors’ Centre at the Recreation Centre. Requests for drives may also be made at the same time.
Rotary is a worldwide organization of business and professional leaders that provides humanitarian service and encourages high ethical standards in all vocations.
The Rotary Club of Vernon is a member club of District 5060 of Rotary International. Rotarians provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace in the world.
There are 1.2 million Rotarians in 33,000 Rotary clubs in more than 200 countries and geographical areas. Clubs are nonpolitical, nonreligious, and open to all cultures, races and creeds. As signified by the motto Service Above Self, Rotary’s main objective is service — in the community, in the workplace, and throughout the world.