Coffee & Conversation: Colonel Sanders Licks Competition To Win Costume Contest

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Col. Sanders. Photo by John McDonald

Seniors packed into the Pride Center’s Alan Schubert building Tuesday morning for the annual Halloween costume contest.

More than 195 people had signed in shortly after 11 a.m. and some were masked. Bruce Williams, Pride Center senior services coordinator, opened the festivities with a rendition of “Turn Back O Man” from the Broadway show “Godspell.”

The Marrinson Group sponsored the costume contest. The Marrinson Group operates senior assisted living facilities in Wilton Manors. Prizes were given to the top three costumes with contestants parading through the building to gain favor.

A man dressed as Colonel Sanders, the white haired pitchman of Kentucky Fried Chicken fame, claimed the top prize of $100. The man, who identified himself only as Chuck, said he donated the $100 back to the center. He left Equality Park in a golden sedan with a man dressed as a giraffe.

Barry, dressed as a disco queen, was runner-up and Sonny took third place as Flo the waitress from the television sitcom “Alice.” A good time was had by all, said Williams.

“This is one of our more popular programs of the year,” said Williams. “It’s great to see everybody having such a good time.”

Pride Center Chief Executive Officer Robert Boo, wearing a blonde wig, reminded the room to safely enjoy tonight’s Wicked Manors street festival on Wilton Drive.  Next week’s sponsor is TBA. For more information, contact Bruce Williams, Senior Services Coordinator at 954-463-9005, ext. 109.

 


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