After 10 years of providing live classic county music to the residents of Ponoka, the Seniors’ Drop In Centre weekly jams are still running strong.
“It makes for a day out for people,” said organizer Linda Schmautz. “It’s just great that people keep coming out. Even when it storms they come.”
The jams started under the direction of Glen Rentz.
“Apparently there’d been a few jam sessions going on around and he wanted to start one here,” said Schmautz.
With a $2 admission fee, Schmautz says the concerts are a cheap form of entertainment. “Since I took over we’ve had some amazing entertainers.”
She comes from an entertaining background and played her first gig at 14 years old. “So when this started, I said ‘oh ya’ because I love the music.”
Schmautz took over the jams two years ago after Rentz was no longer able. “I wasn’t going to let them die.”