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Down to lo’ town

GERCINE CARTER, [email protected]

Down to lo’ town

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AN ENERGETIC, dancing Mother Sally was no competition for 100-year-old Etheline Stoute when the centenarian went all the way down with the more seasoned dancer at the Jorris Dunner Elderly Day Care Centre at Golden Rock, The Pine, St Michael, yesterday.

Staff of the Urban Development Commission (UDC) organised a programme of song and dance to entertain the senior citizens as part of the UDC’s ninth anniversary celebrations.

With an agility that belied her age, Stoute rose from her seat and joined UDC staffer Janelle Boyce, playing Mother Sally, on the dance floor. To the uptempo gospel music, the centenarian, with hands akimbo, swaying hips and a broad smile, kept pace with the music in a prolonged session of dancing.

“I may be old, but I can still dance,” she said as amused staff and the other senior citizens applauded. (GC)

Here, Stoute going hip to hip with Mother Sally. (Picture by Reco Moore.)