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BEACON Senior News

A big BEACON thank you!

More than 1,200 seniors walked through the doors of the Montrose Pavilion on September 15 to immerse themselves in Colorado’s largest and funnest celebration of age! The 11th annual Montrose-Delta BeaconFest was full of live entertainment and prize giveaways, information and resources from more than 60 businesses, socializing with friends and lots of fun!

Jedi George kicked off the show’s entertainment with soft covers of some of rock ’n’ roll’s greatest hits, followed by the soothing melodies of Robin Freed and the Harps in Motion Ensemble and Peggy Malone’s swingin’ honky-tonk-style show! Seniors eagerly grabbed a seat to watch an engaging square dance demonstration by the Delta Hubwheelers and Black Canyon Twirlers. 

Local experts shared their advice about Medicare, retirement planning, long-term care options and advance funeral planning to curious seniors who attended our spread of free seminars.

As if the seminars, live entertainment and vendor booths weren’t enough, guests were thrilled by the chance to win door prizes every 30 minutes. We gave away gift baskets, restaurant gift cards, several rounds of golf, free oil changes, bowling, movie passes, cash and more! Thanks to all of the businesses who donated all of the wonderful prizes! 

Montrose-Delta BeaconFest wouldn’t have been the same without the friendly support of more than 60 vendors who set up booths, and our show sponsors: Volunteers of America, Humana and Elk Ridge Health & Rehabilitation Center. Each booth painted a picture of its own unique offerings to create a fair of local businesses that value being a part of the senior community.

To our volunteers, entertainers and most importantly, you, our guests, thank you for coming to Montrose-Delta BeaconFest and for reading the BEACON Senior News! 

BEACON readers selected Blondie Campbell for this year’s Volunteer of the Year award. The long-time Golden Circle Seniors volunteer was honored at the stage alongside fellow volunteers Darla Volgamore (HopeWest) and Beth McCorkle (All Points Transit) for their altruistic volunteer work in the community.