Seniors pack special luncheon

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Hundreds of seniors went to Clearfield for a special lunch today.

The organizer says more than 500 people were at the Florian Banquet Hall for the Summer Celebration, and they even had a waiting list of 40.

The theme was “Rocking to the ’50s and ’60s” and one of the cut-outs at the front of the room was Elvis, who died 39 years ago today.

The gathering has been held each summer for more than 20 years.

“It started out as a simple picnic. It was watermelon, hot dogs, and it was a senior center picnic. We converted it into a yearly event,” says Clearfield County Area Agency on Aging program specialist Alice Pollock.

Pollock says it all costs about $8,000, paid for by admission fees, the Agency on Aging, Colonial Courtyard and Guardian Home Health. Next year’s theme is Old McDonald’s Farm.

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