Singer and songwriter entertains audiences at Senior Center | Community
Center Pierre Senior members and guests put on another great day of food, fellowship and fun at their weekly Thursday potluck and entertainment on May 6th.
“What a pleasure, after last year,” said Sandra Kangas. “Richard McEntaffer won the 50/50 draw. And this week, we welcomed three new members – Al Yocom, Shari Anderson and Harvey Wald. LaVerne Ellwanger celebrated his 95th birthday. Interestingly, she is not the oldest of the active members of the center – we have very young people at heart who come to participate in meals, games and contributions such as cookie making.
Kaitlyn Hump provided entertainment after the potluck. Hump started singing when she was little, but held out in public places until high school. She added the guitar to her musical talents after high school and began to write and sing original songs. Hump, who grew up near Faith, works for the state of South Dakota.
“Kaitlyn grew up on a farm and then moved to town, which was reflected in one of her songs, ‘Life May Not Be Perfect, But It’s Perfect To Me’. The feelings she expressed in this song were very similar to what some of our members went through during difficult times growing up, ”Kangas said.
Some of the other songs she sang were “Joy Of My Life”, “Daddy’s Hands”, “Rainbows Over Your Head”, “Never Gonna Let You Down” and “Wild, Wild, Wild West”. Kangas said the public is eagerly awaiting Hump’s return.
There are plans for a bus trip to a casino on May 25 and another on June 22. Contact the center to reserve a seat on the bus. “I hope we will need an armed escort to bring the gains back,” Kangas said.