Senior citizens up to 99+ years-old have been enjoying dancing, potluck dinners and lots of fun thanks to the event they hold on Thursdays at the Altus Community Center on Falcon Road.
Volunteer coordinator Kay Dennis has always enjoyed Thursdays night dancing. “After the last volunteer coordinator Calvin Gibson died, and his wife Joyce retired, I stepped up to continue the tradition,” she said.
Altus Air Force Base volunteers also arrive faithfully on Thursdays to set up tables and chairs. Regular attendees are asked to bring a pot luck meal to enjoy while socializing. The Cimarron Country and Western Band starts the music for dancing at 7 p.m., and after an hour of music, everyone sits down to eat. The band returns after that and the dance ends around 9:30 p.m.
Attendees only pay $5 for this night of food and music, and all of the money is donated to the band. Set up, clean up, and the food is all on a volunteer basis. For more information on the Senior Dances on Thursdays, call Dennis at 563-9250.
Reach Mary O. Esparza, 580-482-1221, ext. 2077