OREM, Utah -- A large group of talented and fun-loving seniors converged on the Orem Senior Friendship Center for an awards show of their own on Friday.
While the official Grammy Awards ceremony and statue presentations awarding excellence in music happened more than a month ago, there was another "Grammy Awards" celebration going on Friday.
Many of the seniors who attended dressed up as their favorite celebrities, in some cases paying tribute to performers who have passed away. Some took to the stage and impersonated various Hollywood legends. Josh Boaz emceed the event as a dapper Frank Sinatra, and other celebrity look-alikes also took part.
Kay Bradford said the event was a blast.
“I’m having the most terrific time,” she said. “It is absolutely fantastic, fabulous, gorgeous and wonderful.”
Local celebrities and dignitaries were also on hand. Orem Mayor Richard Brunst had high praise for the event as well as the attendees.
“Our seniors are growing in population, they’re wonderful people with great experience, and they like to have fun too,” he said. “They might be 85 but they might think they're 25, and they like to have a good time too.”
Bradford exemplifies that mentality at the age of 92.
“The older I get, the younger I get,” she said. “The older I get, the more fun I have. Every day I get up and I say, ‘This is going to be a celebration and something wonderful is going to happen to me today,’ and it always does.'”