For some time now, Oban and Lorn District Senior Citizens Club (OLDS) has put on a Christmas Lunch for Senior Citizens and this year's event was held on Monday, 5th December, 2016 at The Oban Bay Hotel, which is part of the Crerar Hotels Group, who are one of the main sponsors of the get together. Oban Rotary also provides financial support and raffle prizes and, in addition, members on the day undertake taxi duties, taking participants to and from the party. Rotary's involvement is one of longstanding.
This year's lunch was, as usual, well supported and in addition to a fine Christmas meal and first class service those in attendance were entertained by musicians Neil MacKay, Tom Evans and Michael Garvin with vocalist Tracy Wilson singing to much applause. Phil White was in his usual role as Santa Claus. A very enjoyable afternoon was had by all with everyone looking forward to "next year".
To qualify for the Christmas lunch, one only needs to be in receipt of a state pension or in the case of a couple one of the two gets a pension. Places are allocated on a "first come first served basis" but every effort is made to avoid disappointment.