Saturday, May 12, 2007

For the wrinklies

The elderly enjoyed a party laid on especially for them at Torrevieja’s Aquopolis water park on Tuesday 1st May.

The day began with dull skies as people arrived at the Aquopolis gates to be given a free baseball cap and a hand-held fan by organisers. By the afternoon the skies had cleared and the sun came out.

The event attracted over 10,000 people of all ages and nationalities the majority whom were in the prime of their lives. Free buses were provided at regular intervals from the town centre to take people there. Many though arrived by car.

Some enjoyed a game of boules in an area adjacent to the park; others spent their time queuing for free tasters of food, including a sausage platter and paella. There was an on-going barbeque, mountains of chips, giant potato tortilla, and regular snacks throughout the day. Not to mention of course, the tempting selection of cakes and puddings for dessert. Refreshments of wine, beer and soft drinks, were also in plentiful supply.

People of all ages boogied-on-down as live music and dancing added to the party atmosphere.

All of this was provided free of charge by the Mayor who wants this to be an annual event.

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