Capitol Broadcasting Company continued an annual tradition, now over six decades, by celebrating the holidays with Triangle area seniors. CBC proudly sponsored the 61st Annual Golden Years Holiday Celebration on Wednesday, December 5, 2018, at the Raleigh Convention Center.
Members of 30 Golden Years Clubs, all supported by the Raleigh Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources, attended the morning event. Seniors enjoyed a hot breakfast with entertainment by a variety of musical groups. The fun ended with attendees taking to the dance floor to the melodies of The Legacy Motown Revue and the Casablanca Orchestra.
WRAL-TV Anchors Renee Chou, Monica Laliberte and Brian Shrader hosted the program. The trio drew for a variety of door prizes in between the musical entertainment, and Shrader interviewed members of the crowd. Chou and Laliberte were both first-timers and enjoyed the morning’s fun. WRAL-TV Chief Meteorologist Greg Fishel made a surprise appearance, playing his weather favorite “Let It Snow” on the tuba.
Raleigh Mayor Pro Tem Corey Branch welcomed the crowd along with Raleigh Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources Director Ken Hisler. Todd Riddick of the Raleigh Parks Department announced that the Golden Years Clubs had collected almost $2,000 and hundreds of stockings to contribute to the Salvation Army to make Christmas special for area families in need.
Musical entertainment also included carols by the Cardinal Singers, United Cadence and Capital Ambassadors.
Tune in to WRAL-TV for a half-hour special from the Golden Years Holiday Celebration on Christmas Day, Tuesday, December 25, 2018, at 2pm.