03/02/05 — Neuse River Senior Games scheduled for April 25

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Neuse River Senior Games scheduled for April 25

By Bonnie Edwards
Published in News on March 2, 2005 1:48 PM

The Neuse River Senior Games will begin April 25, and registration forms are available at the Duplin County Senior Center at 213 Seminary Street in Kenansville.

Senior citizens in Duplin, Lenoir, Greene, Craven, Jones and Pamlico Counties are eligible to compete. Qualifiers from the games advance to the state finals in Raleigh.

Senior Games encourage seniors to remain fit and active, to renew old skills, and learn new ones, and to make friends and to just have fun.

The athletic field events include: golf, swimming, racquetball, badminton, billiards, a fun walk, shuffleboard, horseshoes, football throw, softball throw, bowling, a one-mile bicyle race, spin-casting, a 10-kiolomenter bicycle race, shotput and discus, a five-kilometer walk race, 100-meter and 200-meter dashes, 1,500-meter run, table tennis, croquet, five-kilometer run, 800-meter run, 400-meter dash, standing and running long jukmps and three-on-three basketball games.

Other events include creative activies such as quilting, weaving, tatting and needle, crocheting, knitting, needlework, hooking rugs, wood working, basket weaving, pottery, jewelry, tole painting, stain glass and china painting.

The competition also includes the literary arts such as poetry, short story- and essay-writing, and performing arts such as dancing, singing, playing an instrument, or performing comedy or drama. The visual arts, including oil and watercolor paintings and drawing, photography, sculpture, pastel painting and mixed media, are also part of the program.

Registration is $12 before March 25. Late registration deadline is April 1, with an additional cost of $3. Some activities will require additional fees. The registration fee includes opening day lunch and a T-shirt.

A "Celebration of Games" will be held May 2 at the West New Bern Recreational Center on May 2 at 11:30 a.m.

More information may be obtained by calling 910-296-2140.