SENIOR citizens were treated to an afternoon tea dance complete with live music and food.

The Rotary Club of Harwich and Dovercourt invited 140 senior citizens to the Afternoon Spring Tea Dance at the Park Pavilion on Wednesday, April 4. Neil McCrone, community and vocational services chairman of the club, said: “Our distinguished guests for the afternoon were our mayor and mayoress, John and Carol Brown, resplendent in their historic chains of office.

“During the afternoon, music for dancing was provided by Philip Waterman of the Friendly Dance Association and a trio of singers from Harwich Sing.

“Rotary would like to thank the manager of the Park Pavilion, Dale Cheesman, for all her valued assistance, also to Morrisons for their very generous donation towards the sandwiches and cakes.

“Asda donated the tea, coffee, biscuits, sugar and squash, whilst Thompson Cooper donated the table coverings, plates and serviettes. A superb raffle was organised by rotarian Jenny Mealing and her team, a special thank you to the many rotarians and partners who helped on the day to make the tea dance go with a swing.”