CORNING - Verna Beck was one of about 55 people that filled the Mardi Gras event Tuesday at the Corning Senior Center.
“It was a lot of fun. Very exciting,” Beck said. “There is just a lot of nice things going on at the Senior Center. People who don’t really have a lot to do should just stop by, you’ll have a good time.”
Alex Hamilton, a city recreation leader, said the luncheon featured chicken alfredo and sides and after dinner guests were able to enjoy listening to the popular Three River City Jazz Band.
“Events like this at the Senior Center are always really fun for everyone who stops by,” Hamilton said. “Everybody really seemed to enjoy it.”
David Anderson, a banjo player for the Three River City Jazz Band, said the nine-man band has spend the past 30 years playing at events like the one Tuesday.
“I hope it was a lot of fun for all the people here because everyone in the band really enjoys these types of events,” Anderson said.
Clare Ann Berleue, a city recreation leader, said the Mardi Gras event was just a way to combat the midwinter blues.
“I would just like to thank Three River City Jazz Band for performing at no cost at the (Senior Center),” Berleue said. “They helped make this event successful.”
The Corning Senior Center, at 1 Park Lane, is open 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8:30 a.m.- 4 p.m. Friday.