Lively entertainers, clowns, smiling faces, and seniors having fun were all the rage at the Senior Fun Fest! this year. TARCOG and the Madison County Commission’s celebration to honor area seniors was brought back to Sharon Johnston Park and everyone loved it! Well over 2,000 seniors attended the event, formerly known as the Older Americans Festival. Along with beautiful weather, seniors enjoyed a fun-filled day of great entertainment, played games, won prizes, and ate lots of food. Laughter, dancing, singing and happy voices were in abundance.
Seniors were enjoying such things as the popular “Ready for My Close-up” and the crowd favorite – Bingo. Other games like horseshoes, Puttin on the Ritz golf game, Nerf-Frisbee Throw and Plinko had seniors lined up for the entire event. More and more seniors had their faces painted, got temporary tattoos, and wore fun balloon hats. Entertainers, from an acapella quartet to gospel singers, played their hearts out while seniors often joined along, even on the stage, singing and dancing with them. Many seniors also enjoyed the Cherokees of Alabama exhibiting their Indian culture through singing and dancing.
By the end of the day, seniors proved that Fun is Ageless!