Senior center offers weekly chance to kick up heels
by Anne Marie Fuller / For the Tracy Press
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Singer Rowena Donaldson performs a Merle Haggard classic, accompanied by the local jam band, May 7 as part of the weekly Country Jubilee held at the Lolly Hansen Senior Center. Anne Marie Fuller for the Tracy Press
Singer Rowena Donaldson performs a Merle Haggard classic, accompanied by the local jam band, May 7 as part of the weekly Country Jubilee held at the Lolly Hansen Senior Center. Anne Marie Fuller for the Tracy Press
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Marylin and Ted Clark hit the dance floor May 7 at the Country Jubilee. Nearly 100 local seniors packed the Lolly Hansen Senior Center, as part of the weekly event. Anne Marie Fuller for the Tracy Press
Marylin and Ted Clark hit the dance floor May 7 at the Country Jubilee. Nearly 100 local seniors packed the Lolly Hansen Senior Center, as part of the weekly event. Anne Marie Fuller for the Tracy Press
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Tracy residents can celebrate National Older Americans Month in cowboy style during the Country Jubilee from 3 to 6 p.m. each Tuesday at the Lolly Hansen Senior Center, 375 E. Ninth St.

Seniors can kick up their boots and do a fancy two-step to familiar classic country tunes.

Close to 100 Tracy residents packed the multipurpose room at the local center May 7. Tracy resident Rowena Donaldson sang a Merle Haggard classic, “Somewhere Between.” Donaldson was accompanied by the local jam band, composed of all seniors.

“This is a great community event,” Donaldson said. “I like to see the people dance and I enjoy dancing when I can. The jitterbug is my favorite dance.”

LaVonne Lewis attended, she said, because, “I love all the people here.”

“They almost seem like family,” she said. “If you haven’t been to this event, you should come down and try it. I would recommend this to anyone.”

The weekly Country Jubilee at the Lolly Hansen Senior Center has been taking place for more than a decade. Music ranges from classic country to gospel.

“It’s the dancing that brings us back,” said participant Marylin Clark. “It’s my favorite part.”

Admission cost is $2, and all seniors are welcome.

The Lolly Hansen Senior Center is open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday to Friday. For more information, call 831-4230. A list of senior activities can be found at www.ci.tracy.ca.us.

• Contact Anne Marie Fuller at annemarie@columnist.com.

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