2012-04-12 / Community

Senior Center

Wow! Can you imagine reaching 100 years old? Congratulations to Olga Anderson, as many don’t get the chance. Unfortunately, due to my sister becoming ill, I was unable to attend Olga’s birthday party, but I did hear they had close to 90 in attendance. Happy birthday to you!

Welcome back to one of our very active volunteers! We missed you Mary Burns and I’m glad to see your daughter safely delivered you back to Manistique. Thanks, Ann for sharing your mom!

For those who love to play bingo, here is your chance! The Eva Burrell Animal Shelter volunteers will be holding a one-day bingo on Sunday, April 29, at 2 p.m. which will be held at the Senior Center. Doors will open at 1 p.m.

The fun part about their fundraiser is the payout will be prizes worth at least $20 in gift certificates, along with a few 50/50 bingo games. I have been told they have some really nice certificates. (Examples: Big Boy, Three Seasons, etc.) They will also be having free beverages and snacks. Why not join them and don’t forget to bring your dabbers and bingo chips! It will make a fun Sunday afternoon.

If you don’t have the time to volunteer at the shelter, this would definitely be a way to support them.

We are asking you to spread the word for us. The Manistique Farmers’ Market is scheduled to open early this year. They plan on being open by May 23. Hopefully we will have our Project Fresh coupons by then to share with you.

We have invited Kerry Ott as a guest speaker at the Center to talk a little about the market. She will be at the Center on Thursday, April 12, at 11:30 a.m. Why not join us. By calling 341-5085 you can sign up for the Noon Meal following her presentation.

Our pancake supper is fast approaching. If you haven’t paid yet, please do so, giving us an idea on how many groceries to purchase. The cost is a $5 donation, which will include pancakes, bacon, potatoes and possibly Dan Barber’s homemade gooey buns.

Entertainment by the Mud Hole Band will begin at 4 p.m. Hope to see you there!

Wednesday, April 25, North Woods Home Nursing will be at the Center providing a Foot Care Clinic (toe nail clipping) by appointment only. Call the Center at 341-5923 for an appointment.

Have you ever heard of “Humming Bird Cake”? I felt it was so good, I would like to share the recipe with you. This came from our famous bakers, Vi Sundling and Rose Merryman. I encourage you to try it. Here goes:

Humming Bird Cake

Mix the following dry ingredients together:

3 cups flour

2 cups sugar

1 tsp baking soda

1 tsp salt

1 tsp cinnamon

Then add and stir by hand (Do Not Use Mixer) the following ingredients:

1 1/2 cup canola oil

1 1/2 tsp vanilla

2 cups mashed banana’s

3 eggs slightly beaten

1 8 oz. can crushed pineapple (Undrained)

Bake at 350 for 1 hour or 1 hour and 15 minutes. (Check after 1 hour.) If you want to make in smaller pans, check time sooner. This makes the most awesome moist cake!

We do have an electric wheelchair in our Medical Loan Closet which is available for six months at a time. If you are in need of this, give the Center a call at 341-5923. It will be given on a first-come basis

The Medical Loan Closet received donations from Marilyn Lawerence and Donna Popour.

Monetary donations were received in memory of:

• Dorothy Lee from Joe Davis,

• Geraldine Hoholik from Bill and Helen Nault

• Robert Knoph from Ed and Jane Leonard.

BRIDGE Apr. 2: 1st-Julie Hoholik, 2nd-Joyce LaTulip and Audrey Savoie, 3rd-Eris Webb, 4th-Ann Willcock, CFC-Hanna Mammen. Hostess, Eva Wendling served chocolate trifle, Chex Mix, and chocolate eggs.

PINOCHLE Apr. 4: 1st-Cathy Wise, 2nd-Carl Sundling, 3rd- Don’a Nelson, Should’a stayed home-Arlene Demers.

500 Apr. 6: 1st-Cathy wise, 2nd-Peggy Beckman, 3rd-Teddy Bouchard, Should’a Stayed Home- Char Kendall.

Birthdays this week: April 14- Mary Lou Arnold, April 15-Jan Smith, April 17-Joe wise, April 18-Elsie England and Mildred Cameron, April 19-Margaret Taylor and Fred Hinkson. Happy birthday wishes to all!

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