2012-03-22 / Lifestyles

Senior Center


Good friends, good food and great music entertainment. The combination of all three and more made for a festive afternoon at the Manistique Senior Center on Thursday, March 15, as those in attendance for the monthly potluck celebrated St. Patrick’s Day. Wearing of the green winners included from left: Sue Lambert, Jean Anthony, Arleen Turan, Wes Turan and Betty Harding. Betty Flodin and Dorothy Hendricks were just two of the many who enjoyed the evening. Leading the group in Irish songs was pianist Ginger Stark. 
(Submitted photos) Good friends, good food and great music entertainment. The combination of all three and more made for a festive afternoon at the Manistique Senior Center on Thursday, March 15, as those in attendance for the monthly potluck celebrated St. Patrick’s Day. Wearing of the green winners included from left: Sue Lambert, Jean Anthony, Arleen Turan, Wes Turan and Betty Harding. Betty Flodin and Dorothy Hendricks were just two of the many who enjoyed the evening. Leading the group in Irish songs was pianist Ginger Stark. (Submitted photos) Did you remember to wear your green for St. Patty’s Day? Several who attended the recently held monthly potluck did. Those walking away with prizes included: Jean Anthony, Sue Lambert, Betty Harding and Wes and Arlene Turan.

A special thanks goes out to Ginger Stark for jumping in at the last minute and being our entertainment. I heard everyone had a merry old time. And wow, can you sing! All in all, we are in hopes that Mike Johnson found out good news and is on the mend.

Next month we will give you a little break on making a dish to pass, as we have decided to do breakfast as our evening meal at our so called potluck. We have all the guys lined up to do the cooking and all you have to do is sit back and have coffee. For a $5 donation you won’t go away hungry. Pancakes, bacon, potatoes, and anything else we find in the fridge will be offered. It will be worth attending to see Dan and Cliff Barber, and Bob Sands show their talents in the kitchen. Thanks, guys!

Where did the time go? Hard to believe the 27th of March will mark my being at the Center 33 years. I have made so many friends, and lost a lot of special friends. Fond, fond memories!

If you haven’t made your Foot Care Clinic appointment yet, you might want to do so. You can do this by calling the Center at 341- 5923. North Woods Home Nursing provides this service for $12.50. We ask you bring the correct amount of change and your own towel.

With March coming to a close I want to quickly remind you we are hoping our bakers will come out of the wood work again by donating to our CBC bake sale, which will be held at the high school cafeteria on Sunday, April 1.

Over the years we have found some of the best bakers in the county. If you need ideas, homemade fudge seems to be a real seller. Second in line is homemade wheat or white breads. Some of the buyers other favorites include: pies, candies, bars, cookies, homemade jellies, etc.

Last year’s sales made a total of $591.50, whereas we gave 100 percent to the CBC fund-raiser. Can we top that this year?

I have been asked several times what CBC stands for. C = American Cancer Society, B = Bay Cliff Health Camp and C = Community Charities. The Center received a portion of the Community Charities funds, which allowed us to purchase new wheelchairs, strollators, shower benches, etc., for our very used Medical Loan Closet. The loan closet is available for all ages in Schoolcraft County.

While reminiscing about being here for 33 years, I have to chuckle as I look at the 1992 figure of $60 versus $591.50 this past year. I have to say, we’ve come a long way on giving from our bake sale.

Wow! 100 years old. Can you even imagine what one person has seen over one hundred years? Olga Anderson will be the big “100” and her family is throwing a birthday party for her. They have invited me, my staff and members of the Senior Center. The party will be held on Wednesday, April 4, from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m.

It will be held at the Zion Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall. They have plans of serving a meal beginning at 4 p.m. Let’s join them and hear some of those stories.

If you play bingo at the Center, you were able to sample the delicious cake which was given in memory of Kate Grabowski by her family. Kate enjoyed bingo and the family wanted to treat the players she enjoyed being with.

For those who have been asking, Cliff Dyer has been busy in his workshop again. Cliff dropped by with a donation of carved “Jesus” pictures. They are absolutely gorgeous!

Treasure and Trash donations were received by Sharon Fish, Donna Nelson and Mabel Patz. If you have any trinkets you want to get rid of, the Center is glad to take them. We put them on our resale table as one of our fund-raisers year around and our buyers love them.

Military packages received donations from Fritz and Ray Nelson, Helen Johnson and Fronia McKenzie.

Dottie Fox dropped by with a donation of buttons and Don’a Nelson gave a miscellaneous donation.

Dorothy Duquette gave her “often” very generous donation of paper products. Thanks, Dorothy! I can’t even imagine what you have saved the Center.

Monetary donations were received in memory of in memory of:

• Wally Cook from Dan and Donna Barber and Wes and Arleen Turan

• Tom Flint from George and Carol Hough and Larry and Audrey Savoie.

A Maintenance and Support donation was received from Rick and Pam Tallman.

BRIDGE March 12: 1st-Helen Barton, 2nd-Joyce LaTulip, 3rd- Lois Hoholik, 4th-Sarah Bignall, 5th-Hanna Mammen, CFC-Patsy Calhoun. Hostess, Eris Webb served frosted gingerbread cookies, chips and dip and candy.

BRIDGE March 16: 1st-Lois Bellville, 2nd-Joyce LaTulip, 3rd- Judy Provo, 4th-Hanna Mammen, 5th-Pat Flint, CFC-Larry Savoie. Hostess, Judy Provo served date bars, cheese ball with crackers and veggies and dip.

PINOCHLE March 14: 1st- Nancy Casey, 2nd-Alice Lewis, 3rd-Cathy Wise, Should’a Stayed Home-Marie Sellman.

500 March 16: 1st-Cathy Wise, 2nd-Audrey Newborn, 3rd-Don’a Nelson, Should’a Stayed Home- Alice Lewis.

BIRTHDAYS this week: March 24-Lavern Hamill, Judi Sands, and Ted Saunders, March 26-May Duchene, March 27-Gerald Stout and Greta Stout, March 29-Cliff Barber and George Baker, March 30-Jean Curran and Jerry Benish, March 31-Mae Olson and Harold Paoli. Happy birthday wishes to all!

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