HOLYOKE, Mass. (WWLP) – The Holyoke Police Department held its 21st annual Christmas dinner and show for local senior citizens Tuesday night.

The “Betcha By Golly Wow It’s Christmas” dinner was held at the Wyckoff Country Club and featured Eban Brown, the former lead singer of the Stylistics, and Dave Pastore as the entertainment portion for the night.

22News spoke to Holyoke Police Chief David Pratt who presented this year’s festive dinner. He said, “Just trying to give a good night out for our senior citizens and kind of kickoff the Christmas season.”

Retired Chief Anthony Scott started the annual event more than 20 years ago as a way to give back to our senior citizen community.