by Dylan Stone
The eagerly awaited Broken Hill Seniors Annual Variety Concert is on again this coming Thursday at 1pm at the Broken Hill Civic Centre and promises to be a major event on the local calendar.
Invitations have been circulated to residents of Broken Hill’s aged care facilities, as well as the general public, for an afternoon of vocalists, a dancer, instrumentalists, and other surprises. The Concert will be open for any member of the public to attend, and wheelchair access will be available.
June Marie Bennett, who is Concert Coordinator and Compere, said “it’s a big production with community buses bringing the nursing home residents”.
Silver City Charities has sponsored 10 gifts which will be raffled off through a free ticket raffle. “It is truly a concert for everyone,” June Marie noted.
“There is a lot of preparation and work that goes into this concert, but I don’t mind doing it when you see the results later on,” June Marie said. “After the concert, I hear how happy people were to attend, and people don’t want to miss the concert because they love it. It’s something the seniors look forward to,” she added.
Impressively, June Marie will be celebrating a significant milestone of 40 years of association with the Seniors Concert.
“I started being a guest artist/vocalist/compere for the yearly Seniors’ Concerts in 1983. All these years I didn’t let it sink in,” she said. “I’ve worked with so many different people and staff to make the program happen.”
“We are also grateful to the Council and staff for giving us their venue and their wonderful help from the events section and we all work as a good team.”
For more information about the Broken Hill Seniors Concert, June Marie can be contacted on 8087 4004, or via email at [email protected] The concert promises to be an enjoyable afternoon for all involved, and will certainly be a special moment for June Marie.