Autumn Elderfest at Ford Center Oct. 6

A fun-filled day of activities, food and socializing for area seniors

DEARBORN – Area seniors, aged 50 and over, are invited to attend this year’s Autumn Elderfest Oct. 6 in the Hubbard Ballroom of the Ford Community & Performing Arts Center, 15801 Michigan Ave.

Hosted by the Senior Services Division of the Dearborn Recreation & Parks Department, Autumn Elderfest features a variety of activities for area senior citizens.

This year’s festival, with the theme, “Wild, Wild West,” will get underway with a breakfast at 10 a.m. Coffee and juice — sponsored by Henry Ford Village — and Dinky Donuts — sponsored by Oak Street Health — will be part of the morning meal.

Bingo — presented by Howe-Peterson, assisted by Dearborn Kiwanis — will begin at 10:30 a.m.

Popcorn and bottled water — sponsored by 19th District Court Judge Mark Somers — will be available starting at 11 a.m.

A variety of games — sponsored by Miller Vein — will also get underway at 11 a.m.

For more active seniors, the Fun Walk with Mayor John O’Reilly Jr. will start at 11:30 a.m., preceded by 15 minutes of warm-up exercises, presented by DMC.

Live music, featuring George Ferguson — sponsored by Assurant Care — will begin at 11:45 a.m.

Lunch, highlighted by hot dogs — sponsored by the Exchange Club of Dearborn — and soft drinks — sponsored by 19th District Court Judge Gene Hunt — will be served, starting at noon, and conclude with ice cream, sponsored by Wayne County Commissioner Gary Woronchak, at 12:30 p.m.

Bar and Line Dancing will get underway at after lunch, followed by the Anniversary Waltz — sponsored by City Councilman Mike Sareini and the Dearborn Inn — which will begin at 1 p.m.

A Pinochle Tournament, conducted on the mezzanine lobby of the Michael A. Guido Theater and sponsored by Virginia Blow, will start at 1:15 p.m.

At 2 p.m., the winner of the Candy Guessing Game will be announced. Participants can enter this contest up until 1:30 p.m.

During the course of the five-hour event, raffles — sponsored by former state Rep. George Darany — will be conducted.

Admission to Autumn Elderfest is free.

For further information, call 943-2401.