Seniors bring home 58 medals

Published 9:58 am Thursday, October 27, 2016

By Jessica Pollard

Davie Senior Services

Health/Wellness Coordinator

Fifty-six adults 50 years of age and better represented Davie County at the 2016 N.C. Senior Games and SilverArts State Finals.

These individuals qualified at the annual 2016 Davie County Senior Games in April and May. Davie County Senior Games is sponsored by Davie County Senior Services and is part of a statewide network of 53 local programs. The 2016 State Finals were held over 19 days during September and October across the state.

Davie County’s competitors won a total of 58 gold, silver, and bronze medals. Sports qualifiers engaged in individual games such as horseshoes, cornhole, bocce, cycling, track and field, pickleball, bowling, and golf.

Silver Spirits 70+, the female basketball team, won all five games and brought home the gold medal.

SilverArts contestants showcased their creative talents in large group dance, watercolor, woodcarving, and woodworking.

Participants describe Senior Games as a way to remain active and social, compete against their peers, and have fun.

Davie County Senior Games would like to recognize and congratulate the following individuals for their involvement in this year’s state finals: Sue Allen, Ed Bailey, Renee Bailey, Alice Barnette, Mike Barnette, Veronica Barney, John Bullins, Frank Burgio, Vanessa Carter, Barbara Chapman, Valerie Cobler, Roy Collette, Marlita Diamond, James Epperson, Peggy Evans, Diane Ezrol, Ricky Ezrol, Ted Freshwater, Vickie Frye, Lois Green, Henry Hagner, Mary Hall, Roger Hall, Rachel Howard, Ralph James, Doris Jones, Fred Jones, Jim Jones, George Kimberly, Tina Kottlowski, Charles Mashburn, Charlotte Miller, Alice Monk, Mary Newton, Ralph Osteen, Gary Parks, Rodgers Peoples, Judith Phillips, Robert Phillips, Kay Poole, Ann Pullium, Gary Radcliff, William Renfroe, Becky Rizzi, David Salmon, Johnnie Stallings, Nina Stallings, Tom Stayer, Aileen Steelman, John Stevens, Harry Stroud, Garland Thomas, Nancy Tutterow, Peggy Vance, Elizabeth Vines, Ernestine Watts.

Qualification for next year’s finals will be in the spring of 2017 at the local Davie County Senior Games. For more information on how to get involved, contact Davie County Senior Services or Pollard at 336-753-6230.