Golden Years Celebration –

Golden Years Celebration –

Every December, Capitol Broadcasting Company and Winn-Dixie sponsor the Golden Years Holiday Celebration luncheon for the members of the Golden Years Association of the Raleigh (NC) Parks and Recreation Department. Participants enjoyed a lunch, entertainment, dancing and door prizes. The luncheon was hosted by WRAL-TV news anchors Jim Payne and Debra Morgan, with a welcome and introduction by retired CBC employee Ray Wilkinson and WRAL-TV Meteorologist Greg Fishel. Paul Sabattus from Winn-Dixie made the opening remarks, and CBC’s Waltye Rasulala sang the invocation. This year’s entertainment included members from the Durham School of the Arts Chorale, Bill Smith, Evangelist Nell Smith, The Paul Montgomery Quartet & the Casablanca Band.

Over 1,000 senior citizens attended the 1999 celebration. The event will be televised on WRAL-TV5 at noon on Christmas Day, December 25.

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Ray Wilkinson (CBC retiree) and Greg Fishel welcome everyone

Paul Sabattus

Waltye Rasulala (AJFF) sang the invocation

Bill Smith sang a variety of Christmas carols

Durham School of the Arts Chorale

Evangelist Nell Smith brings a special Christmas message

The Paul Mongomery Ensemble

The Casablanca Orchestra brings Christmas joy with a big band sound

All decked out for Christmas

A Christmas smile for everyone to enjoy

Delicious food and friends made for a wonderful affair

Dancing rounded out the luncheon

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