Brookletts Place celebrates 10 years

The Talbot County Senior Center at Brookletts Place is celebrating its 10th anniversary with activities all week, beginning Monday, July 8.

EASTON — Join the Brookletts Place Talbot County Senior Center staff, members and volunteers as they celebrate 10 years in their current building.

The week-long celebration from Monday, July 8, to Saturday, July 13, will feature food, fun and fellowship. Silent auction items will be on display all week, and there will be a scratch-off lottery raffle, cake and punch, tours of the facility, an art show and sale, and a community partners expo.

Providing entertainment at noon will be DJ Chuckie on Monday, The Jones Boys on Tuesday and DJ Steve Moody on Thursday.

At 11 a.m. Wednesday, a free food demo will feature a farmers market coupon raffle.

Friday’s Parking Lot Party will consist of music by Revive Sound Productions LLC; line dancing; Zumba Gold demonstrations; a musical presentation by Emma Baily, a student of Mike Elzey Studio; and an opportunity to purchase an exterior car wash for $10 and receive a free hamburger or hot dog. Chubb’s Grilling on the Move also will be selling food, including his famous ribs.

The celebration will conclude Saturday, July 13, with a fundraiser Champagne Reception and Dance at the center from 5 to 8 p.m. Sterling Dorn and the Tooo Smooth Dudes Trio will provide the music. Dorn is the 2011 Maryland Senior Idol winner.

Proceeds from the fundraiser will benefit Talbot County Senior Centers. The suggested donation is $40 per person. All activities will be held at Brookletts Place, 400 Brookletts Ave., Easton.

Dedicated July 2009, the current facility was built under the leadership of the former manager Jessie S. Caldwell.

The original building was the home of the Old Salt Seafood Company. The Talbot County government bought the property, renovated it and opened it in June 1988. It remained the home to the center until Caldwell and her staff realized they were outgrowing it and began the process of seeking funds for a new building. During the building process, the center moved to Maryland Avenue.

The current manager of Brookletts Place is Childlene Brooks. The center is “a place to connect and a place to thrive,” Brooks said. “It is an active senior center dedicated to enriching the lives of those sixty years of age or older, from all walks of life.”

The center is an environmentally sensitive facility with such amenities as a yoga room, exercise room, computer lab with internet access, media room, large dining room, game room, multi-purpose room, roof terrace and a state-of-the-art green roof.

For more information or to purchase tickets for the dance, visit www.brooklettsplace.org or call Teresa Greene at 410-822-2869.

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