RESOLUTION NO. RS2008-257
A resolution recognizing the Metropolitan Parks Swinging Seniors.
WHEREAS, the Metro Parks Swinging Seniors is a group of energetic senior citizens ages 62-86 who perform beautifully staged dance routines throughout Middle Tennessee; and
WHEREAS, the Metro Parks Swinging Seniors was organized by artistic director Linda Everett in 1992 at the Metro Parks’ Douglas Senior Center, the group expanded in 1996 to include dancers from Metro Parks’ Elizabeth Senior Center; and
WHEREAS, these award-winning dancers began performing at other senior centers, including Donelson Station Senior Center, Knowles Senior Center, and Clarksville Senior Center and anxious for more time in the spotlight, the Metro Parks Swinging Seniors entered the senior dance competition at the Tennessee State Fair, winning first place several times; and
WHEREAS, their performance venues grew to include the Senior Expo, African-American History and Culture Show, Baptist Hospital Volunteer Luncheon, AARP presentation for state legislators, and retirement homes; and
WHEREAS, in 2007, the Metro Parks Swinging Seniors, under the leadership Mr. Roy Wilson, Director of Metro Parks, made more than a dozen appearances for social, civic, and religious organizations and among them were Discover Nashville, Westminster Presbyterian Church, and the annual birthday party for the Metro Development and Housing Agency’s Ninety-Plus Club; and
WHEREAS, this dynamic group truly gives new meaning to the phrase “age is just a number”; and
WHEREAS, it is fitting and proper that the Metropolitan Council recognizes the Metro Parks Swinging Seniors and commend them for their love of performing, dedication and most of all, public service to the Nashville-Davidson County community.
NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE METROPOLITAN GOVERNMENT OF NASHVILLE AND DAVIDSON COUNTY:
Section 1. The Metropolitan Council hereby goes on record as recognizing the Metropolitan Parks Swinging Seniors.
Section 2. The Metropolitan Council Office is directed to prepare a copy of this Resolution to be presented to Artistic Director Linda Everett and Metro Parks Director Roy Wilson.
Section 3. This Resolution shall take effect from and after its adoption, the welfare of The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County requiring it.
Sponsored by: Vivian Wilhoite
|Referred:||Rules & Confirmations Committee|
|Introduced:||May 6, 2008|
|Adopted:||May 6, 2008|