Senior Dance Group Volunteers Time to Entertain Veterans

By Melanie Chapman |

Published 08/06 2014 08:37PM

Updated 08/06 2014 09:16PM

MT. VERNON, Mo. -- Meet some senior dancers who volunteer their time entertaining veterans and those in assisted living homes. They are sassy, fun and they are entertaining. They are the Glitzy Chicks.

These ladies range in age from 67 to 83 and are regular visitors to the Mt. Vernon veteran’s home.

“We do a lot of dancing for veterans,” says Peggy Daney, a Glitzy Chick. “If we can do something for the veterans we try to do that."

But these dancers also volunteer their time at assisted living homes as well. They practice a lot, at least once a week.

"It's good for us,” says Daney. “Good excise. We really like it."

Doti Vinzandt is the instructor of the group. She started the group back in 1992.

The women change costumes several times during their performance. During that change, there are other volunteer performers.

The gentlemen singing during the costume change are veterans, too.

”I love this country and I love what these guys have done before me,” says Charles Holt, an air force veteran.

And the veterans here love the show.

”Yeah, it's fun,” says Oscar Moore, a veteran. “The music is from the song books which everybody knows."

These ladies are dedicated to giving back to the community and are our veterans. They love to bringing smiles.

“Well, I think it's very rewarding to dance for the veterans,” says Daney. “I think it is for all of us and we enjoy doing for the residential care. It's always nice. We just always have fun and we enjoy it so."

The Glitzy Chicks make their own costumes as well and are always adding new performances.

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