If there is one event that marks the end of winter and the start of spring in Cicero, it is the Senior Hearts & Shamrocks dinner and dance. As in years past, this year’s celebration drew hundreds of senior residents who enjoyed the entertainment, music, dancing, and food.
The Feb. 12 event was sponsored by Town President Larry Dominick and the Town Board of Trustees, in coordination with Senior Activities. This year’s dinner and dance featured Rosie and the Rivets playing hits from the 50s and 60s. At the same time, residents enjoyed a warm meal served by volunteers from Morton High School District 201 and the town. Residents showed up in the dual holiday spirit, with many wearing red outfits while adorning green hats.
“This is one of the more popular events for our residents,” Dominick said. “I think it’s because most of us have been staying indoors throughout the winter, and this event helps us feel that spring is nearly here.”
The Hearts & Shamrocks event is one of several programs the town hosts throughout the year. Senior Activities Director Diana Dominick said residents should visit the Senior Center on 35th Street or call 708-222-8690 to learn about upcoming events, trips and programs.
“Whether that’s here at the Community Center, at the Senior Activities Center, or on the road to have a fun time together, we’re always doing something,” Diana Dominick said.