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Friday, 22nd September 2023

Lions Tea Dance bringing joy, laughter and a few tears to Drogheda’s senior citizens

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Pictured at the launch of Drogheda Lions Club's 2023 Tea Dance for senior citizens are (from left): Alan Moran, Lions Club President Sarah Taaffe, Julie PLunkett of mainn sponsors Coca-Cola, Isobel San Roma and Hazel Spearman.

"Lyons Tea Puts the Talk Into Tea" goes the old advertising slogan and there will plenty of both talk and tea at the Drogheda Lions Club annual afternoon tea dance for senior citizens which was launched yesterday at Scholars Hotel.

Lions President Sarah Taaffe told Drogheda Life that the tea dance is immensely popular with Drogheda’s senior citizens and this year’s event will be held in The D hotel on Sunday the of 8th of October at 2.30 pm.

“It’s the biggest event of our year” Sarah said. “The format is simple enough – the capacity of the room is 190 and every seat will be taken. There’ll be tea and cake and sandwiches and PLENTY of chat”

"Then there’ll be dancing to the music of the Badgers Band who are hugely popular and even more chat and laughter.

"This is a huge reunion for the people in attendance, for many of them, especially those living in care homes, it is one of the very few, sometimes even their only social outing in the year.

“Often there are tears as old friends meet for the first time in ages” Sarah said. “Sadly there are also people missing from the previous year.

“We’re often asked could we run a tea dance every month or week but, much as we’d love to, we just don’t have the funds.”

“Nor the energy! She joked.

“Speaking of funds, I’d like to thank all of our sponsors who have come good once again for this event and especially Coca-Cola who have come on board as the main sponsor.”

Please note, this event is by invitation only.

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