Codlea Town Hall and the local Communitarian Centre organized on the occasion of the Retirees? International Day an impressive manifestation called ?Honour to the elders?. The event gathered hundreds of elders, including several nonagenarians and even a few 100 hundred years aged persons.
Tears and Flowers
The show was opened by the brass band Rupea and the Peasant Chorus ?Cohalmul?. As the brass band performed the ?Happy Birthday? refrain and a few girls dressed in traditional popular costume offered them flowers, the elders shed tears and applauded. As Petrica Buhnici, director of the Communitarian Centre said, there was the second edition of the anniversary, a feast of joy meant to honour the oldest inhabitants of the locality.
Songs for the Elders
Rekkert Rudolf, the president of the Cultural Commission within the Local Council Codlea, handed the elders diplomas of honour; he also sad the Romanian Government owes them a lot, but offers them very few. The show dedicated to the honourable inhabitants included the performance of the ecclesiastic chorus ?Măgura?, the vocalists Rodica Stan and Misu Barbulescu and the orchestra ?Radu Costel? of the Communitarian Centre.
4 Centenarians and 16 Nonagenarians
The first diplomas were handed to the four local centenarians and to the 16 nonagenarians. Other 16 persons were awarded for special merits.
In order to colour the event, the hall of the Communitarian Centre hosted an extremely interesting exhibition, including works of the 24 years old painter Ioana Bohalteanu of Codlea, sculptures worked by the famous artist Petrica Buhnici and totemic works carved in roots by Balogh Laszlo. The event was closed by various surprises and a dinner-party.