The Hub celebrated fall season by hosting Oktoberfest, organized by the Alberta 55 Plus Club, a non-profit dance club on Thursday, Oct. 15 and Harvest Tea, organized by the Stettler and District Senior Citizens (SDSC) Drop-In centre on Friday, Oct.16.
Oktoberfest was an evening event, which started off with a dance to a live band, followed by supper catered by Sarah’sCatering.
“Our funds come from the casino that we work in order to help us maintain our ability to provide a catered hot supper and four hours of dancing at the Hub,” said Terry Crisp, president. “We have a regular dance every third Thursday of the month except July and August, with a live band, attended by members and non-members from Strathmore, Sedgwick, Camrose,Leduc, Botha and Moraine.”
Speaking of the bands that perform every month, Crisp said, “They come from Hanna, Drayton Valley, Drumheller, Three Hills,Edmonton and Calgary and play old-time music.”
As the band played classics through the evening, guests took to the dance floor and moved to the rhythm of the music.
As the evening progressed supper was served, and members and guests caught with on another, and looked forward to the next dance number.
The Harvest Tea was an afternoon event with 35 people, happy to enjoy the afternoon with pie and coffee or tea.
“This is a fundraiser, and all the funds we raise today will be used for attending a Christmas concert next year, in 2016,” saidFlorence Walker, one of the members of the Stettler and District Senior Citizens Drop-In centre, which organized the event.“The event is a success because we managed to sell all our pies by the afternoon and the turnout was as good as we had expected.”
Every month the SDSC Drop-in Centre brings in a speaker to talk about issues that are significant to senior citizens.
Some of the topics covered so far ranges from how taxes can be used to fund various senior needs to mental illness issues in seniors.
Scheduled for this month is a talk on digital technology and how seniors can benefit from it.