The BEACON Senior Newspaper is having a party and you’re invited. The 15th annual BeaconFest Boomer & Senior Fair will be held from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on Thursday, April 16, at Two Rivers Convention Center, 159 Main St. in Grand Junction.

This year’s BeaconFest features an exciting lineup of entertainment, free food, lively seminars and informational booths from 100 senior-related agencies and businesses. BeaconFest is free to attend.

“Susan Capps, the BEACON’s founding publisher, started BeaconFest as a way to meet the paper’s readers and to thank them for their loyal support,” BEACON Publisher Kevin VanGundy said. “Since then, BeaconFest has become an annual event where our community comes together to celebrate aging.”

Thousands of dollars worth of door prizes will be given away. This year’s BeaconFest features a variety of entertainment. Danny Agajanian and his Hallelujah Band will return to the main stage and have you singing along to favorites. bone tree will move you to your feet as they introduce a new and exciting style of American music.

BeaconFest also recognizes the volunteer efforts of many local boomers and seniors. A ceremony will be held at 12:50 p.m. honoring nominees and announcing the winner for this year’s Volunteer of the Year award.