Mount Isa City Council throws Christmas Seniors Lunch at Civic Centre

JINGLE BELLS: Wayne and Sylvia Shearsmith share a cracker over Christmas lunch at Mount Isa Civic Centre, for the over 60 crowd. Photo: Esther MacIntyre
JINGLE BELLS: Wayne and Sylvia Shearsmith share a cracker over Christmas lunch at Mount Isa Civic Centre, for the over 60 crowd. Photo: Esther MacIntyre

Thursday may have been a scorcher in Mount Isa at 38 degrees, but it was cool and Christmassy in the Civic Centre for the Christmas Seniors Lunch.

Mount Isa City Council decked the halls and pulled out all the stops for its annual event giving back to the elder members of our community.

A merry atmosphere welcomed anyone over the age of 60 to roll up to the occasion from 11.30am.

The front half of the hall was dedicated to a cracking good Christmas feast, with long tables for big groups of friends and acquaintances to dine together, play bingo, and listen to music.

Christmas trees dotted the venue in all sorts of colours and sizes, along with lights, tinsel and the occasional reindeer.

A light and summery Christmas lunch was served at noon, while the sounds of contemporary opera classics played out across the hall.

Tables were littered with a charming array of Christmas confectionery including Lindt chocolate balls and tiny striped candy canes.