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Burbank Rock A Hula Brings Seniors Together For Fun

On Thursday afternoon, September 19, the Verdugo Aquatic Center was transformed into a “Rock A Hula”-themed party for Burbank seniors, 55 and older. There were over 300 in attendance.

The Na Kapua O Joslyn dance group performs a Hawaiian number. ( Photo by Ross A Benson)

This was the sixth year that the Parks and Recreation Department transformed the pool area into a hula party, with blowup palm trees, tiki torches, table decorations and dozens of beach balls in the pool.

According to Lynn White-Shelby, Burbank Senior Board Chair, this year’s event was one of the best Rock A Hula events ever held.

Elvis Scot Bruce as Elvis. ( Ross A Benson)

Several City Council Members and Mayor Emily Gabel-Luddy were in attendance along with Justin Hess, Acting City Manager, and Assistant City Manager Judie Wilke along with Marisa Garcia, Acting Parks and Recreation Director.

As in past years, Elvis impersonator and singer Elvis Scot Bruce and his band performed traditional Elvis songs along with Don Ho numbers for those in attendance.

Members of the Joslyn Dance team called Na Kapua O Joslyn Dancers performed, garnering lots of applause.

Hotdogs were served along with ice cream sandwiches, chips and drinks. While some ate, others danced and some even exercised in the pool.

Here is a photo gallery from the Rock A Hula event:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Seniors Pack Verdugo Aquatic Center For 2018 “Rock A Hula”

(Photo by Ross A Benson)

Burbank Parks and Recreation’s annual “Rock A Hula” event brought out a big crowd of seniors 55 and above, sporting Hawaiian print dresses and shirts on Thursday afternoon, September 20.

The attendees enjoyed hotdogs, sodas, chips and dessert. The entertainment for the day was Elvis look-alike Scot Bruce, who was brought back to perform after last year’s event.

Several people made full use of the open pool and diving boards at the Verdugo Aquatic Facility.

Here is a photo gallery from the 2018 “Rock A Hula”:

 

 

 

Elvis Enters The Pool At Rock A Hula

Burbank’s active seniors got to dance to the music of Elvis Presley while enjoying Rock-A-Hula at Verdugo Park Aquatic Facility Thursday evening in an event hosted by the Burbank Park and Recreation Department.

(Photo by © Ross A. Benson)

Burbank City Councilman Bob Frutos helped Elvis on the guitar as seniors enjoyed free food, drinks, and dessert. 

The pool was open for free swimming for the seniors during the event as several took advantage of the relaxed atmosphere.  

Polynesian dancers danced to the Hula and several other Hawaiian numbers performed by the  Elvis impersonator and crew.