A day just for seniors: Extravaganza to include exhibitors, health tests, fashion show, more
by Rebecca Johnston
April 25, 2014 12:37 AM | 1471 views | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Volunteers from SALT will be available Saturday at the Senior Extravaganza. Pictured here at last year’s event are, from left, Jeri Leedy, SALT volunteer; George Williams, Woodstock Fire Department; Shelley Pritchett, Cherokee County District Attorney’s Office; and Jim Hubbard, former county commissioner and SALT volunteer.<br>Special to the Cherokee Tribune
Volunteers from SALT will be available Saturday at the Senior Extravaganza. Pictured here at last year’s event are, from left, Jeri Leedy, SALT volunteer; George Williams, Woodstock Fire Department; Shelley Pritchett, Cherokee County District Attorney’s Office; and Jim Hubbard, former county commissioner and SALT volunteer.
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Seniors in Cherokee County will get a chance to have fun, learn and help raise money for a great cause at the eighth annual Senior Extravaganza on Saturday.

Sponsored by Cherokee Triad Seniors And Law Enforcement Together, or SALT, the extravaganza is at the Cherokee County Recreation Center South Annex from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

There will be more than 70 exhibitors at this year’s event, as well as health screenings, a fashion show, identity theft seminars, police canine demonstrations and fun entertainment.

Lt. Jay Baker, spokesman for the Cherokee Sheriff’s Office and vice chair of SALT, said the event is always a great crowd pleaser.

“We hope many seniors will come out and interact with local vendors and have a great time with other seniors and SALT members,” Baker said. “

This is the fifth year SALT has been involved in the event, Baker said, and he also gave credit to Paulette Haines with Non-Profit Solutions for making this year a success.

“We are a local civic group with our main role to educate and advocate for local seniors here in Cherokee, raise money, teach how to avoid crime and things like that,” Baker said.

The president of SALT in Cherokee is Dale Walz, a resident of Soleil and a volunteer. Law enforcement from the community join with volunteers in the organization, Baker said.

“The city of Canton helped bring it into the county, then other agencies got involved, we have one or two people from participating agencies, most others are seniors, and some who work with the different agencies to benefit seniors,” Baker said.

SALT has been a fantastic safety resource for Cherokee County seniors since 2006 and strives to maintain safe and strong communities throughout Cherokee County. The council addresses concerns about elderly abuse, personal injury, home repair scams, drug interaction and theft, consumer fraud, prescription fraud and more.

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