Elderfest entertains Bedford County seniors

BEDFORD, Va. More than 300 seniors gathered in Bedford this week for an event that was all about them.

"Elderfest" was held Thursday and Friday at the Bedford Moose Lodge. Bedford County Parks and Recreation hosts the event along with six different organizations for seniors.

Organizers bring together more than 30 vendors to give the 65 and older crowd valuable information about health and business services.

There's also live entertainment, door prizes, and awards given to seniors who volunteer their time in the community.

"This is a great event for our seniors to be exposed to all the types of services that are available for them," said Andy Dooley, a Bedford County supervisor and past organizer of Elderfest.

This was the 37th year for "Elderfest" in Bedford.