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Senior Citizens Party at 4-H Fair

July 25, 2012
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  07/26/12 The Marshall County 4-H Fair has something for everyone which was proven once again Thursday, July 19th as area seniors poured into the senior tent on the fair grounds.  Hosted by Miller’s Merry Manor, Miller’s Assisted Living and St. Joe Regional Medical Center, seniors were invited to a day of free activities.

Festivities began with BINGO called by Anna Corbett of Miller’s.  Medical personnel from St. Joe were on hand to provide blood pressure, blood sugar and cholesterol checks as well as answer health related questions.   Following BINGO, Miller’s staff served lunch consisting of hot dogs, chips, cookies and lemonade.

As local fan favorite Quentin Flagg took to the stage more and more people gathered under the entertainment tent.   Flagg opened with a hit by Elvis, “Blue Sued Shoes”.  As the first song ended he shouted to the crowd,   “You all know what AARP stands for, right?”

“Oh, yeah,” Flagg explained, “that’s Active Adults Ready to Party!!  Are you ready to P-A-R-T-Y?”

And party they did.

Flagg kept the momentum going with favorites such as “Splish Splash” by Bobby Darin; “Proud Mary” by Elvis; “Oh Boy” by Buddy Holly;  “Hello Mary Lou” by Ricky Nelson; “Pennsylvania 6-5000 by Brian Setzer;   “Bye, Bye Love” by the Everly Brothers and many more.

His vocals were greeted with cheers, wolf calls, gifts of flowers as well as dancing and clapping and singing along.  Several in the crowd even came prepared with a towel to wipe his forehead.  He closed the hour long performance with Bobby Darrin’s rendition of “That’s All”.

 

Photo:   Marshall County 4-H Fair Senior Day entertainment was provided by Quentin Flagg of Plymouth.  Here he serenades Mary Cooper and LaVanch Yarian as Phyllis and Larry Wright look on.

 

 

 

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