Seniors from Temple, Salado, Belton, Killeen and Harker Heights gathered for a time of socializing and dancing at the Harker Heights VFW on Tuesday evening.

“We just want to have a time of fun and dancing for the seniors in the area,” said Ken Murray, event organizer and sponsor.

Les Carter, who attends the dances regularly, said it is great to hear the kind of country and western music seniors recognize and enjoy.

Andy Thomas led the Central Texas band called, “Out of the Blue,” which encouraged seniors to grab a partner and hit the dance floor.

“Seeing the seniors enjoying the dancing and being able to travel to the other communities for events is very rewarding,” said Angie Rigg, outreach liaison for Right at Home Care and Assistance.

Senior dances are held at the Temple and Belton senior centers every first and third Thursdays of the month.

Patsy Cofer, activity director for the Belton group, said the dances are good times of fellowship. “Seeing 80- and 90-year-olds moving around and dancing is rewarding,” she said. “The gentlemen with partners also ask the ladies who are without partners to dance so no one is left out.”

Cofer said the Roy Fox band will be playing for the dance in Belton. Dances are in Harker Heights every other month and all seniors are invited to attend.

Herald/Sandra Duffy Oliver​

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