Abington Senior Community Center celebrates season with Christmas party

By Elizabeth Baumeister - ebaumeister@timesleader.com
A spontaneous chorus line forms during the musical performance at the Abington Senior Community Center’s Christmas party Monday morning. From left, Dorothy Parfrey, Mary O’Donnell, Victoria Doughtry, Bonnie Flynn, Dorothy O’Bidinski and singer Frankie Gervasi, of The Poets. - Elizabeth Baumeister photos | Abington Journal
Local musician Frankie Gervasi hands out beaded necklaces while impersonating Elvis during his set Monday at the Abington Senior Community Center. - Elizabeth Baumeister photos | Abington Journal
Arlene Tassy reacts as Frankie Gervasi places beads around her neck during his performance at Monday’s Christmas party at the Abington Senior Community Center. - Elizabeth Baumeister photos | Abington Journal
Margie Bowen dances to the live music during the Christmas party at the Abington Senior Center. - - Elizabeth Baumeister photos | Abington Journal
Tony and Rita Sandy dance at the Abington Senior Center’s Christmas party. - - Elizabeth Baumeister photos | Abington Journal
Frankie Gervasi, left, gives a performance of ‘Dominick the Donkey,’ as good-natured Steve Hansen fills in the part of the song’s namesake. - - Elizabeth Baumeister photos | Abington Journal
Coleen Gleason claps along with the music at the Abington Senior Community Center’s Christmas party. - - Elizabeth Baumeister photos | Abington Journal
The mutual first name of Alice Plucienik and Alice Kman earns the ladies a few minutes in the spotlight during Frankie Gervasi’s rendition of the 1970’s hit song ‘Living Next Door to Alice’ during the Abington Senior Community Center’s Christmas party Monday. - - Elizabeth Baumeister photos | Abington Journal
The Poets singer Frankie Gervasi encourages audience participation during his solo set at the Abington Senior Community Center’s Christmas party. - - Elizabeth Baumeister photos | Abington Journal
Hank Makowski assists with parking for the Abington Senior Center’s Christmas Party Monday morning. - - Elizabeth Baumeister photos | Abington Journal

S. ABINGTON TWP. — Festive attire, decorations, food, laughter, music and dancing were all part of an energetic Christmas party Monday morning, Dec. 18 at the Abington Senior Community Center. Vehicles filled the parking lot and people packed the large dining area, where Frankie Gervasi, from The Poets, provided live entertainment.

A spontaneous chorus line forms during the musical performance at the Abington Senior Community Center’s Christmas party Monday morning. From left, Dorothy Parfrey, Mary O’Donnell, Victoria Doughtry, Bonnie Flynn, Dorothy O’Bidinski and singer Frankie Gervasi, of The Poets.
https://www.theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/web1_ABJ-Senior-Party-01.jpgA spontaneous chorus line forms during the musical performance at the Abington Senior Community Center’s Christmas party Monday morning. From left, Dorothy Parfrey, Mary O’Donnell, Victoria Doughtry, Bonnie Flynn, Dorothy O’Bidinski and singer Frankie Gervasi, of The Poets. Elizabeth Baumeister photos | Abington Journal

Local musician Frankie Gervasi hands out beaded necklaces while impersonating Elvis during his set Monday at the Abington Senior Community Center.
https://www.theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/web1_ABJ-Senior-Party-02.jpgLocal musician Frankie Gervasi hands out beaded necklaces while impersonating Elvis during his set Monday at the Abington Senior Community Center. Elizabeth Baumeister photos | Abington Journal

Arlene Tassy reacts as Frankie Gervasi places beads around her neck during his performance at Monday’s Christmas party at the Abington Senior Community Center.
https://www.theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/web1_ABJ-Senior-Party-03.jpgArlene Tassy reacts as Frankie Gervasi places beads around her neck during his performance at Monday’s Christmas party at the Abington Senior Community Center. Elizabeth Baumeister photos | Abington Journal

Margie Bowen dances to the live music during the Christmas party at the Abington Senior Center.
https://www.theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/web1_ABJ-Senior-Party-04.jpgMargie Bowen dances to the live music during the Christmas party at the Abington Senior Center. Elizabeth Baumeister photos | Abington Journal

Tony and Rita Sandy dance at the Abington Senior Center’s Christmas party.
https://www.theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/web1_ABJ-Senior-Party-05.jpgTony and Rita Sandy dance at the Abington Senior Center’s Christmas party. Elizabeth Baumeister photos | Abington Journal

Frankie Gervasi, left, gives a performance of ‘Dominick the Donkey,’ as good-natured Steve Hansen fills in the part of the song’s namesake.
https://www.theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/web1_ABJ-Senior-Party-06.jpgFrankie Gervasi, left, gives a performance of ‘Dominick the Donkey,’ as good-natured Steve Hansen fills in the part of the song’s namesake. Elizabeth Baumeister photos | Abington Journal

Coleen Gleason claps along with the music at the Abington Senior Community Center’s Christmas party.
https://www.theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/web1_ABJ-Senior-Party-07.jpgColeen Gleason claps along with the music at the Abington Senior Community Center’s Christmas party. Elizabeth Baumeister photos | Abington Journal

The mutual first name of Alice Plucienik and Alice Kman earns the ladies a few minutes in the spotlight during Frankie Gervasi’s rendition of the 1970’s hit song ‘Living Next Door to Alice’ during the Abington Senior Community Center’s Christmas party Monday.
https://www.theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/web1_ABJ-Senior-Party-08.jpgThe mutual first name of Alice Plucienik and Alice Kman earns the ladies a few minutes in the spotlight during Frankie Gervasi’s rendition of the 1970’s hit song ‘Living Next Door to Alice’ during the Abington Senior Community Center’s Christmas party Monday. Elizabeth Baumeister photos | Abington Journal

The Poets singer Frankie Gervasi encourages audience participation during his solo set at the Abington Senior Community Center’s Christmas party.
https://www.theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/web1_ABJ-Senior-Party-09.jpgThe Poets singer Frankie Gervasi encourages audience participation during his solo set at the Abington Senior Community Center’s Christmas party. Elizabeth Baumeister photos | Abington Journal

Hank Makowski assists with parking for the Abington Senior Center’s Christmas Party Monday morning.
https://www.theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/web1_ABJ-Senior-Party-10.jpgHank Makowski assists with parking for the Abington Senior Center’s Christmas Party Monday morning. Elizabeth Baumeister photos | Abington Journal

By Elizabeth Baumeister

ebaumeister@timesleader.com

Reach Elizabeth Baumeister at 570-704-3943 or on Twitter @AbingtonJournal

Reach Elizabeth Baumeister at 570-704-3943 or on Twitter @AbingtonJournal