Clare Schultz and Val Harm enjoy the Nanango Seniors Week event.
Clare Schultz and Val Harm enjoy the Nanango Seniors Week event. Jessica McGrath

GALLERY: South Burnett seniors gather to celebrate

NANANGO was a hive of activity for the region's seniors who travelled from across the South Burnett to the town's Seniors Week celebrations today.

Wondai, Yarraman, Kingaroy and Nanango Seniors groups marked Queensland Seniors Week by enjoying a full day of good food and entertainment.

Nanango Seniors president Rita Abbott said 120 people gathered for the event.

"It's a prominent week where seniors all get together for a good time,” she said.

Event attendees ranged in age from 60 to 102.

The eldest attendee, 102-year-old Ethel Ryan, said her and her siblings' secret to good health and longevity might have something to do with fresh milk.

"When we were young, we worked on the farm and snuck in warm cups of fresh milk,” she said.

An array of raffles and prizes were up for grabs, and the gathering was entertained by choirs and soloists who led them in song.

The attendees were well fed and enjoyed the company of fellow seniors from across the South Burnett.

Ms Abbott said she enjoyed leading the Seniors group.

"I like being with people and while I'm still as young and healthy as I am I can help out,” she said.

Ms Abbott said the day came together thanks to lots of support from volunteers and sponsors Heritage Bank and Stanwell.

"Nanango is such a supportive town, whether that's for seniors or sporting teams. It's a good town to live in,” she said.

South Burnett

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