Oceanside Senior Club has a haunting good time


On this All Hallow’s Eve, 2017 the Oceanside Senior Club gathered at the Knights of Columbus for its annual Halloween luncheon. Roughly 100 club members danced and chatted over lunch for the holiday event — one of four the club holds throughout the year — for a haunting good time.

“It brings morale to the members,” Senior Club President Joan Roppa said of the event’s goal. “Not everyone is able to get out [of their homes] often.” The club meets every Tuesday at the hall, but Roppa said the members look forward to the luncheons in particular.

Much planning goes into the event, according to coordinator Janet Matthews. Club volunteers decorate, set the menu, order cake and organize the music selection.

“They volunteer their time to make the occasion nice,” she said as members hit the dance floor, shook their hips and threw their hands in

the air.