3:13 pm - Friday December 18, 5496

BeaconFest: a bounty of senior fun

The BEACON Senior Newspaper is having a party and you’re invited. The 13th annual BeaconFest Senior Fair will be held from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on Thursday, April 18 at Two Rivers Convention Center, 159 Main St. in Grand Junction.


This year’s BeaconFest features an exciting line up of entertainment, free food, lively seminars and informational booths from over 90 senior related businesses. BeaconFest is free to attend.


“Susan Capps, the BEACON’s founding publisher, started BeaconFest as a way to meet the paper’s readers and to thank them for their loyal support,” BEACON Publisher Kevin VanGundy said. “Since then, BeaconFest has become quite a shindig and keeps getting bigger and better every year.”


Thousands of dollars worth of door prizes will be given away to those who attend. Ula Kirkman will be there bringing down the house with her sassy squeezebox on center stage and the King’n Trio will have you singing along to local favorites.


Community Food Bank will again be collecting food donations. The BEACON encourages attendees to bring packaged or canned food items to BeaconFest.


BeaconFest also recognizes the volunteer efforts of many local seniors. A ceremony will be held at 12:50 p.m. honoring nominees for this year’s Volunteer of the Year award.




Who: BEACON Senior Newspaper


What: BeaconFest Senior Fair


When: Thursday, April 18, 2013        Time: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.


Where: Two Rivers Convention Center, 159 Main St. in Grand Junction


Why: It’s free, informative and fun!






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