Seniors enjoy mid-winter feast

Photos by Peter McIntosh.
Photos by Peter McIntosh.
Keith and Lucy Mattingly enjoying their meal.
Keith and Lucy Mattingly enjoying their meal.

Taieri senior citizens, including Keith and Lucy Mattingly, of Mosgiel, were treated to a free mid-winter feast at Oak Hall, in the East Taieri Church complex.

More than 70 seniors enjoyed a three-course meal which included three types of soup, beef casserole with roast vegetables and apple short cake with fruit and ice cream.

Piano playing and sing-a-longs merrily filled in the gaps between the courses.

Community facilitator Joy Davis said it was a great opportunity for older folk to get out and about.

''It's a chance for them to come and meet others,'' she said.

''People tend to get shut in during this time of the year.''

The event, the second such one, was a collaborative effort between church co-ordinators and the hospitality team, Mrs Davis said.

- Holly Bagge

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