The Carbon County Senior Games took off officially with the opening ceremonies at the Lehighton Rec Center.

For the past five years, the games had been played at Jim Thorpe.

"This is a dream come true for me," said Victor Pituch of Lansford, director of the games. "And this is a beautiful facility. The community should be proud of the facilities here in Lehighton."

County Commissioners Dean DeLong and John Mogilski welcomed the seniors and encouraged them to have fun.