A message from the Colts Neck Senior Group:
Wednesday, Sept. 18 was a “Fun Day” for the Colts Neck Senior Citizens! After a short bus ride to Spring Lake, we arrived at Doolan’s Shore Club, where we laughed, we danced, we sang and we enjoyed great food. Bill Trimarco and the Gondolier Show Band played many Italian selections in honor of the “Fiesta De San Gennaro”, which, of course, included dancing the Tarantella! We filled the dance floor and then went into other group dances, like the Hebrew Horah and the Greek Sirtaki. Many of us hadn’t danced in a long time and it was great fun!!
Everyone enjoyed their “dinner” choice of salmon, beef sirloin or chicken – topped off with delicious cheesecake for dessert.
Next, we were truly entertained by Andre and Cirelle. They sang, they danced and they did terrific impersonations of old favorites like Tina Turner, Dean Martin, Jimmy Durante, Tom Jones, Archie Bunker & Edith – to name a few. They literally had the audience “in stitches”!
Special note:Doolan’s band is to be commended for starting and ending the afternoon with audience participation in singing patriotic songs!!
All Colts Neck Seniors (55 or over) are cordially invited to join this “fun” group. Call President, Jack Coppola at 732-933-0720 for more information.
According to Wikapedia: Fiesta De San Gennaro is The Feast of San Gennaro (in Italian: Festa di San Gennaro) is an Italian-American festival. Originally a one-day religious commemoration, the festival was first celebrated in the United States in September 1926, when immigrants from Naples congregated along Mulberry Street in the Little Italy section of Manhattan in New York City to continue the tradition they had followed in Italy to celebrate Saint Januarius, the Patron Saint of Naples. His feast day is September 19 in the liturgical calendar of the Roman Catholic Church.