Seniors Concert on again soon

Molly Molloy 2023 Seniors Annual Variety Concert

The Broken Hill Seniors Annual Variety Concert is running again this year, on Thursday April 11 and, “is guaranteed to provide laughter, fun, surprises, and most of all, showcasing amazing talented locals,” organiser June Marie Bennett OAM says.

Ms Bennett is also trying to get youngsters to come along to the free concert, saying, “they possibly may actually enjoy it!”

Crooner and fabulous entertainer Will Mafi will launch the show and perform for the first half hour.

Reflecting on last year’s event, June Marie said at the time “there is a lot of preparation and work that goes into this concert, but I don’t mind doing it when you see the happy smiles later on.”

“After the concert, I always hear how the audience felt the joy and merriment spread through the Concert,” she says.

She also thanked Shirley Garrard and Silver City Charities for sponsoring free gifts which will be won through a ticket raffle half way through the program.

June Marie has coordinated and compered the concert since 1983, but this year’s event comes among some difficult personal health issues.

Late last year, she was diagnosed with cancer, but has said coordinating the concert will keep her busy during her treatment.

“I won’t let this get me down. I have goals to achieve and things to do, and this year’s Concert is one of them, this is my passion,” a defiant June Marie declares.

She also thanked Council and staff for allowing the show to be held at the Civic Centre, and for their ongoing support.

The Concert will be held from 1pm-3pm at Broken Hill Civic Centre, with residents from Broken Hill’s aged care facilities invited to attend. Wheelchair access and seating is available and the public are advised to bring cushions for their seating comfort, so they can best enjoy the show.

For more information about the upcoming Concert, June Marie can be contacted at [email protected].

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