Melton Lions’ free variety show is big hit with senior citizens

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Melton Mowbray Lions Club pulled out all the stops once again to ensure the senior citizens of Melton and surrounding villages enjoyed a wonderful afternoon of entertainment on Saturday.

It was the 25th anniversary of the Lions’ free annual variety show which was performed at Melton Theatre and hosted by Mark Frisby, of 103 The Eye community radio station, with his usual style and humour.

Among the variety of acts to perform was show producer and singer Rene’ Straiton who sang ‘Crazy’ and ‘My Way’ and had the audience on their feet and waving to her own rendition of ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’.

Trevonne dance and stage school also performed, with the two and three-year-old dancers delighting the audience, as well as the stage school performing excerpts from Blood Brothers.

Other highlights included eight-year-old singer Kelsey, who wowed the audience with ‘Truly Scrumptious’ from Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, and the Melstrum Ukulele Orchestra which closed the first half in their usual impressive style.

Free ice creams were served during the interval and one of the Lions’ founding members, Ben Barretto, once again got the audience singing along.

Closing the show, Global Harmony were well received as they performed a variety of songs from all around the world.

Lions president Barbara Fraser gave a vote of thanks to the artists, host, stage manager, theatre staff and first aiders and Rotary president John Clayton thanked everyone on behalf of the audience who all had a wonderful time yet again.