NEW GLASGOW - Feisty Shirley Wren stole some hearts Saturday as she led her dancing divas in a performance for Glen Haven Manor’s Dancing With The Stars.
Wren and her group of six women had plenty of toes tapping as they line danced to Achy Breaky Heart for the sixth year of the fundraising event.
“It’s been a wonderful time I’ve had here. They’ve been very good to me,” Wren says of Glen Haven Manor, where she’s lived for seven years.
This was the third year the 82-year-old has participated in the event. She always has lots of fun, even during one performance when her wig fell off.
There weren’t any wardrobe malfunctions this year as she swung her hips across the stage.
Residents of the facility, their family members, staff and community members came together to perform 10 different acts.
“The residents love it,” Lisa Smith, Glen Haven Manor’s administrator, said.
Celebrity judges Pat Dunn, Theresa Fitt, Diane MacNeil and Henderson Paris were there to help weigh in on the talent.
They awarded lots of high scores to the many performers, from the little ballerinas with the Ashlei School of Ballet to the well-dressed sweet treats.
Audience members had the chance to vote for their favourite performance by donating at least 25 cents in a group’s jar.
Voting is continuing all week and will be announced on East Coast FM on Friday morning.
All of the funds raised go towards the social fund for the facility.
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