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County Extension coordinators, Callie Nelson (Dallas)Katanga Mants (Lowndes), Kathryn Friday (Marengo),  Katrina Easley (Perry), Willie Lampley (Sumter) and Pam Stenz (Wilcox), recently participated in a month-long celebration for seniors living in six Blackbelt counties. They partnered with the Alabama Tombigbee Area Agency on Aging to conduct the 23rd annual Making the Older Years Golden.

The event, held in Selma, attracted more than 430 seniors representing all six counties. Rhonda Abbott, director of the Dallas County Emergency Management Agency, presented “Emergency Preparedness” and Sharon Moore, a licensed physical therapist, discussed “Facing our Future.” As the theme was Western, Western songs and dance were featured. Participants learned about Western Cooking presented by Regional Extension Agent Janice Hall. The program’s highlight was a Wild West Costume contest. Participants received educational resources from 15 vendors, who provided door prizes valued at more than $350.