By Jeffery Smith firstname.lastname@example.org
CORNING - More than 80 seniors and family members warmed their souls Tuesday enjoying Elvis, aka Dave Weaver, at the Corning Senior Center.
Chuck King, director at the Senior Center, said guests at the annual Christmas Luncheon enjoyed a $3 lunch prior to the show and then Elvis entertained the crowd by singing songs from the '50s and '60s.
“I’ve been coming here the past three or four years. Every since I got old,” Ramona Plate said with a smile. “I love Elvis, my daughter and grandchildren love Elvis. I wanted to go backstage and meet him but Chuck (King) wouldn’t let me.”
June Dailey called the Christmas Luncheon and the Elvis tribute show very nice.
“They should have things like this more often,” Dailey said. “I haven’t seen (Elvis) since the 1960s.”
Plate said she has traveled to the Clemens Center and the Tioga Downs Casino to see an Elvis tribute show.
“I’ve only seen one (at the Senior Center),” Dailey said.
“I follow them,” Plate answered.
Weaver said he has entertained crowds as Elvis for the past 17 years. “I really enjoy it and I hope the crowd does too,” he said.
King said the event was a big success.
Sonia McCoon, a Painted Post senior, who has long visited the Corning Senior Center for events agreed.
“I come to almost all of these events for years,” McCoon said. “They’re always fun. I like the music. I’m a fan.”
Elsie Klein, a senior from Coopers Plains, said events like the Christmas Luncheon are always “very nice.”