Volunteers make a difference! Eager to help in every way, valuable for the role you play, Exceptional in responding to needs, ready with all the right words and deeds, you’re dependable as you do your part, day in and day out with a giving heart. Always there to show you care, you’ve won our praise as a great volunteer!
This past Thursday evening at the Center was a room filled with volunteers! As I looked around the room, thoughts ran through my head of how each and every one of them had become a special part of the Center.
We had volunteer drivers who drove 25,000 miles in a year and spent hours of time on the road. Board members who make a point to come to meetings every month. There have been potluck workers, decorators and bingo workers for every occasion. Some of those volunteers assisted in the office, entertained, our past food pantry workers, volunteers who prepared for this special event, wow, I could go on and on.
Just think of what the world would be like if everyone had just a smidge of a part in “volunteering.” I sincerely, and I mean sincerely, wish to thank each and every one of you! You are a special part of the Center.
If you are hungry for pancakes with all the fixings, the Center is where you want to be today. The Mud Hole Band will be performing at 4 p.m. and dinner will be served at approximately 5 p.m. The cost is a $5 donation.
It is worth attending just to see our men put the aprons on. We sincerely wish to thank Dan and Cliff Barber and Bob Sands for taking this project on. We have close to 70 signed up at the time of writing my column.
I have recently been contacted by AARP. They are offering an AARP Driver Safety online course for free during the month of May. The proven safety strategies you learn will help you enjoy that feeling of freedom for years to come, plus you get a great discount on your auto insurance.
All you have to do is go online to: www.aarp.org/drivesafe6 and enter promo code: MICHIGAN
They are asking you spread the word, as there are likely many prospective participants who were interested in the past, but decided against due to financial reasons. This class is free.
If you are interested in this course and would rather do a class room course, feel free to contact the Center at 341-5923 and if enough interest is shown, we would be happy to schedule a class.
Do you need your toe nails cut? If so, please call the Center at 341- 5923 for an appointment. The next date North Woods Home Nursing will be at the Center is Wednesday, April 25. They ask you bring your own towel.
The Creative Writing group will be meeting at the Center on Thursday, April 26, at 4 p.m. If you are interested in writing short stories, putting memories onto paper, etc., you might want to drop by and check this group out.
If you like to play bingo, I encourage you to drop by the Center on Sunday, April 29, to support the Eva Burrell Animal Shelter. The doors will open at 1 p.m. with bingo beginning at 2 p.m. The pay- outs will be gift certificates worth at least $20 in value. They will also be playing some 50/50 games. They have plans of serving free beverages and snacks. So pull out your daubers and chips and join them. Fun, fun!
A great big thank you goes out to Tom Hoholik and Mike Johnson for sharing their singing and guitar playing with us. What fun to watch!
The Pioneer-Tribune donated a large volunteer banner. Thanks, Lisa. A military donation was received by Judy McEachern.
The Medical Loan Closet received a donation from Gladys Willour. Miscellaneous donations were donated by Jean Flodin, Carol Howard and Nancy Hubble.
Monetary donations were received in memory of:
• Dorothy Lee from Guy and Cheryl Bowman, and John and Frances LaRose
• Gerry Hoholik from Mary Burns, Grace Cook, John and Barb Davidson, and Tom and Julie Hoholik
• Addie Boyd from Cheryl Robere
Maintenance and Support Donations were received from Betty Heinz, Carl and Jean Louis and Judy Keefer.
BRIDGE April 9: 1st-Pat Flint, 2nd-Bibi Duquette, 3rd-Helen Barton, 4th-Julie Hoholik, CFCGeorge Lowman. Hostess, Bibi Duquette served cake and candy.
BRIDGE April 13: 1st-Judy Provo, 2nd-Audrey Savoie, 3rd-Eris Webb, 4th-Joyce LaTulip, 5th-Pat Flint, CFC-Sarah Bignall. Hostess, Pat Flint served spice cake, cheese and crackers, nuts, and candy.
PINOCHLE April 11: 1st-Pat Clark, 2nd-Don’a Nelson, 3rd- Peggy Beckman, Should’a Stayed Home-Gerry Henkel.
500 April 13: 1st-Carl Sundling, 2nd-Bill Keener, 3rd-Chris Keener, Should’a Stayed Home-Peggy Beckman.
Birthdays this week: April 20- Pat Shust, April 21-Vi Sundling, Gerald Popour, Teresa Osterhout and Lorraine Walter, April 22-Jon Schuster, April 23-Diane Demers, April 24-Bill Mills, and Vivian Mills. Happy birthday wishes to all!