Lincoln County participants partnered with Gaston County Senior Games and triumphed at the North Carolina State Finals Senior Games. The Senior Games events were held Sept. 23-28 in Raleigh.
In 1983, the North Carolina Senior Games began with a vision to create a year-round health promotion and education program for North Carolinians 55 years of age and older. This program is sanctioned by North Carolina Senior Games, Inc. NCSG is sponsored statewide by the North Carolina Division of Aging and Adult Services.
The following senior adults participated in Senior Games from Lincoln County: Bob Hodges, Robert Hovis, Phyllis Keener, Charles Mize, Libby Mize, Richard Sides, Sue Jane Sides, Logene Solberg and Gwen Weigand.
Awards: First Place – 3, Second Place – 2, Third – 4, Total: 9
Bob Hodges – Gold Medal (Woodturning)
Richard Sides – Gold Medal (Cheerleading)
Sue Jane Sides – Gold Medal (Cheerleading)
Robert Hovis – Silver Medal (Mixed Media – Filigree Egg)
Sue Jane Sides – Silver Medal (Spin Casting)
Robert Hovis – Bronze Medal (Pottery)
Richard Sides – Bronze Medal (Badminton – Mixed Doubles)
Sue Jane Sides – Bronze Medal (Badminton – Mixed Doubles)
Gwen Weigand – Bronze Medal (Mixed Media)