2012-04-05 / Community

Senior Center

Mable Patz representing the Emerald Cut-ups, a local quilting group, was in attendance at CBC Sunday selling raffle tickets for a chance to win a quilt made by the group. The proceeds from the raffle were donated to CBC. Pictured above are Patz and Senior Center Director, Connie Frenette. 
(Pioneer-Tribune photo) Mable Patz representing the Emerald Cut-ups, a local quilting group, was in attendance at CBC Sunday selling raffle tickets for a chance to win a quilt made by the group. The proceeds from the raffle were donated to CBC. Pictured above are Patz and Senior Center Director, Connie Frenette. (Pioneer-Tribune photo) Hats off to each and every volunteer that came out to support CBC. It is absolutely unbelievable what a little town can do. The hours and hours of everyone coming together for such worthy causes, whether it be for Cancer, Bay Cliff Health Camp or Community Charities, you as a volunteer or donator, has touched many, many, many lives.

The Senior Center has been involved with CBC for numerous years. We are known for selling the best baked goods in the County, due to the wonderful bakers, who generously give of their time.

Here comes the boasting. We walked on stage with a grand total of $728.25. This is the largest amount we have turned in so far. It was far beyond the $591.50 from the previous year. We sincerely wish to thank the two very special monetary donators which made this possible. Our sale was down somewhat, but the monetary donators pushed us up and above last year’s total.

We sold homemade fudge, breads, pies, cookies, cakes, candies, you name it. Anything gooey or sweet.

Our largest donation of goodies came from Rose Merryman, Vi Sundling and Margaret Waters. They dropped by with butterscotch chocolate chip bars, pecan tassies, peanut butter fudge bars, peanut butter fudge, sugar cookies, caramel bars, kolochy, oatmeal, peanut blossoms, Reese’s peanut butter cups, rocky road brownies, banana bread, apple and humming bird cakes and trail mix. I would say that these girls like to bake!

Other bakers and monetary donators included: Siri Wolf, Nancy and Bill Cheney, Rita Rossier, Eris Webb, Don’a Nelson, Helen Barton, Wes and Arleen Turan, Sharon Fish, Bernie Beaudre, Helen Creighton, Laura Lee Tegtman, Victoria George, Claire Sangraw, Eileen Ruth, Loretta Norbotten, Jean Louis, Linda Wolfe, Guerda Frenette, Barb Zentner, Mary LaFleur, Eileen Martin, Vera Cones and family, Carol Leny, Betty Lasich, Debra Lancour, Lucille Boyd, Kristin Anderson, Helen Johnson, Jean Anthony, Mabel Patz, Pat Bosanic, Edith Greene, Shelly Beckman, Betty Harding and Kim Chartier.

Volunteers that assisted with selling were Jean Anthony, Jean Louis and Jean Anthony.

Rita Peterson gave her donation in a unique way. She made 41 hats and in turn donated them to the Kiwanis games. Way to go Rita. By the way, my granddaughter, Savannah, was the lucky winner of one of them.

Do you know how to talk Hungarian? If so, we are asking for your assistance. I was recently contacted by Pam Beaudre from the local nursing home and she is looking for a volunteer that would like to take the time to visit a gentleman residing there. If you speak Hungarian and would like to put a big smile on someone’s face, give Pam a call at 341-8914.

Did you know that the CAA has meal coupon booklets available for the Noon Meal, which make a great gift. For $50 you would receive 20 meal coupons good for 20 homedelivered meals or 20 meals at the Senior Center. The suggested meal donation is $3 per meal, which means it would be a savings of $10. Coupon booklets are available by dropping into the kitchen, between the hours of 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. We ask you do not come between the hours of 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. as this is their busiest time of the day. For further information, give Belinda Gardapee a call at 341- 5085.

Did you miss this past Grief Recovery Series? If you did, you still have the chance to join them. We all know grief is an individual effort, being with others who are experiencing similar feelings can help.

They will be meeting every Tuesday through May 8, from 5-6:30 p.m. at the Senior Center, 101 Main St., Manistique. If you have lost a loved one, be it a relative or friend I encourage you to attend. For further information, give myself a call at 341-5923.

Keep in mind the Senior CSFP Free Food Distribution will be held this today from 11 a.m. to noon at the VFW hall. For further information, give Don Tyrell a call at 341- 2452.

The Center offices will be closed this Friday, April 6, to observe Good Friday. CAA Noon Meal and Home-Delivered meals will be served as usual.

Treasure and Trash items were donated by Bertha Higley, Cathy Wise and Gladys LaFord. Military packages received donated items from Ray and Fritz Nelson. Helen Creighton gave a craft donation.

The Medical Loan Closet received some very nice donations recently. Bev Lipinski recently donated an electric wheelchair and equipment was received from the LaVerda Nelson Family. Cindy Tennyson also dropped off a few items. The loan closet is used almost daily and your donations are much appreciated.

Dorothy Duquette recently dropped by the Center with her donation. We sincerely wish to thank Dorothy for the assorted gift bags, egg slicers, candy cups, serving spoons, greeting cards, placemats, colored paper, scratch pads and 4th of July tablecloth. All I can say is you are awesome!

Monetary donations were received in memory of:

• Geraldine Hoholik from Ed and Jane Leonard, Julia Smith, Jack and Lynn LaRose, Terry and Jane Patz, Don and Shirley Thennes, Clyde and Barb Chartier, Elmer and Eileen Martin, William and Carrie LaFave, Gerald and Blanche Judd, Chum and Peggy Ruggles, Jim, Colleen, Mindy and Tony Hoholik, Tom, Sue, Justin and Payton Hoholik, Mickey and Kathy Tryan, Dan and Donna Barber, Dennis White and Mary Eagar, Fred and Mary LaMuth, Gary and Lorna Lander, Bill and Sandy Orr, Brian, Janice, Scott and Josh Martin, Grant and Ruth Taylor, Carole Gould, Rosemary Sablack, Janice Redeker, Carol and Bob Leny, Mike and Mary Hinkson, and from Earl and Dorothy Johnson,

• Tom Flint from Bill and Doris Norman

• Catherine Selling and Doris Selling from Earl and Dorothy Johnson.

Maintenance and Support donations from were received from Romayne Dewey, Phyllis Frankovich, and Joe and Clara Bosanic.

BRIDGE Mar. 30: 1st-Ray Krall, 2nd-George Lowman, 3rd-Bib Duquette, 4th-Ann Willcock, 5th- Rosie Krall, CFC-Joyce LaTulip. Hostess, Mary Lou Marx served crackers and cheese, and fruited Jell-O.

BRIDGE Mar. 26: 1st-George Lowman, 2nd-Nancy Brown, 3rd- Larry Savoie, 4th-Patsy Calhoun, 5th-Joyce LaTulip, CFC-Lois Bellville. Host, George Lowman served chocolate turtle brownies, M&M Pretzels, and peanuts.

DUPLICATE BRIDGE Mar. 28: 1st-Audrey and Larry Savoie, 2nd- Hanna Mammen and George Lowman.

PINOCHLE Mar. 28: 1st-Nancy Casey, 2nd-Perry Wise, 3rd-Cathy Wise, Should’a Stayed Home-Marie Sellman.

500 Mar. 30: 1st-Don’a Nelson, 2nd-Nancy Casey, 3rd-Carl Sundling and Perry Wise, Should’a Stayed Home-Teddy Bouchard.

BIRTHDAYS this week: April 6-Roslie Miller and Perry Wise, April 7-Patsy Wise, Guerda Frenette, Bill Keener, and Dolores Hokenson, April 8-Mabel Patz, April 9-Mike Vernocke, April 10-Betty Heible, Olga Anderson (100 yrs.) and Leo Walter and on April 12- Ray Poupore. Happy birthday wishes to all and an extra special wish to Olga.

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