If you’re 50 or older, the place to be this Valentine’s Day evening is at the Enterprise Civic Center for a Valentine’s Day Concert and Dance especially for you.
The Southern Alabama Regional Council on the Aging and the City of Enterprise are hosting a free evening of entertainment by “The Moonlighters,” a popular local Big Band, Jazz and Swing music band, from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14, at the Enterprise Civic Center.
SARCOA Director Robert Crowder and Enterprise Mayor Kenneth Boswell invite the “Boomers and Seniors” to come and enjoy the concert and light refreshments, and dance the night away if they are so inclined..
Crowder invited patrons of the senior citizens centers in the seven-country region made up of Coffee, Covington, Geneva, Dale, Houston, Henry and Barbour counties to come and have a wonderful evening.
“We also encourage anyone in the 50 and above age group to attend and enjoy the Big Band and Swing sounds that they grew up hearing,” he said.
“The Moonlighters,” a 19-piece band started in 1976 by former Harry James Band trombone player Richard Shill, promise to perform favorite standards such as “I’ll Be Seeing You,” and “I Only Have Eyes for You.” Enterprise’s own Suzanne Sawyer is a vocalist with the band.
The Master of Ceremonies for the evening will be retired Army Col. Charles Webb,
chairman of the Coffee County Emergency-911 Board of Directors. Webb, who retired from military service in 1987 after 31 years, was instrumental in the creation of the Coffee County Emergency Management Agency and was its first director.
Webb and his wife Gloria are dancing enthusiasts and longtime members of the Enterprise Ballroom Dance Club. Although those attending the Valentine’s Day event are not required to dance, Webb said the event is a wonderful opportunity to dance with a live band.
“This year, we are delighted to partner with the City of Enterprise, and we thank Mayor Kenneth Boswell and the city for allowing us to use the beautiful Enterprise Civic Center and for helping organize the dance,” Crowder said.
He also thanked O’Neal and Sam Boswell, and Sam Boswell Honda, along with several other generous local sponsors for their help in making the dance possible.
Seating is limited so those who want to attend should call SARCOA at 334-793-6843 or 1-800-239-3507.