2012-05-10 / Community

Senior Center

I recently received a request to try to fill a bus for the Sylvia Browne 50th Anniversary Tour show, which is scheduled for May 20, at Kewadin Casino in the Sault. Unfortunately, by the time I received the request, I was told they had standing room only. I was a bit surprised the tickets were $52.50 per person.

Because of this I have looked into a few other trips which might be of interest, and a little more affordable. Let’s start with “The Fab Four”. If we have enough interest, we will be going to this show on Friday, Oct. 12. The cost of the ticket is $23 plus $7 for transportation for a total of $30 per person. We will depart from the Center parking lot at 4:30 p.m., allowing time for dinner or playing. The show begins at 8 p.m.

The second show which might be of interest is the “Broadway Spirit of Christmas.” Tickets for this show are $28, along with a $7 bus fee, totaling $35. We would once again depart from the Senior Center parking lot on Friday, Dec. 14, at 4:30 p.m., with the show beginning at 8 p.m.

Here comes the most important part. We need you to sign up as quickly as possible, which will allow me time to get the tickets in advance. This also makes sure there are enough tickets for our group and gives us the chance to sit together. For further information, give the Center a call at 341-5923.

Also, keep in mind if you have a place, idea, etc., you would like us to try, we are open to suggestions. As I was told recently, “You are never too old to have fun!”

Welcome aboard! Terri Muth is our new Homemaker Aide, serving the Germfask and outlying areas. If you, or someone you know, are interested in receiving help with mopping, sweeping, vacuuming and general cleaning of the kitchen and bathroom give the Center a call at 341-5923. Terri is willing and able to give you assistance with the tasks that become harder to do as you get older.

Pam Weber has contacted the Center looking for a little assistance from our crafters. If you have something you made and would be willing to display at the Schoolcraft County Fair, I encourage you to contact Pam at 341-1109. You can also e-mail itsfairtime@gmail.com or go to Facebook and look for Schoolcraft County Fair Association. Let’s give them a hand. These volunteers give many hours trying to make it successful.

Have you ever heard of VRAP? VRAP stands for Veterans Retraining Assistance Program. The local Veteran’s Representative shared some exciting news of a new program which will be available soon for Vet’s ages 35 to 60 years old. It is an opportunity for those, like many, did not take advantage of their GI bill tuition program within the first 10 years after discharge. For those who enroll they will receive tuition assistance and the housing benefit/living expenses while retraining. This will be open to the first 45,000 who apply on or after May 15. There is a strong possibility there will be another 45,000 enrolled in September. When and if I hear more I will share it.

Mark Thursday, May 17, on your calendar, this is our next monthly potluck. Entertainment for the evening will be Tom Hoholik and Mike Johnson. The fun begins at 4 p.m., with dinner being served at approximately 5 p.m.

We held our last “one-time” free food distribution this past Thursday. A great big thank you goes out to all of our volunteers who made the day run so smooth. If for some reason, you had received food in the past, and were unable to attend, please contact me as soon as possible and we will try to throw a box together. This will be given on a first serve basis until the remainder of our order is gone. Guidelines to qualify are: You must be 60 years or older, a resident of Schoolcraft County and low-income. The telephone number at the Center is 341-5923.

Where does the time go? Hard to believe it has been a year since my sister, a young age 50, passed away. We used to chat until my phone went dead. I sure miss those calls.

Fronia McKenzie shared her talent with the Center. Fronia gave a ceramic patched cat and a doll to the Center. Thanks Fronia!

Phil Adams dropped by with a medical loan closet donation and Cathy Wise gave a “Treasure and Trash” donation. Lucille Boyd donated to the military packages and Kristin Anderson donated two quilts and a lotion set for drawings/ raffles.

We sincerely wish to thank each of you for your generosity towards the Center.

Monetary donations were received in memory of:

• Gerry Hoholik from Jean Flodin

• Joe Rivard from Jean Flodin

• Darryl Bertrand from Jean Flodin and

• Emma Hardy from Jean Flodin and Leon and Dorothy Duquette.

BRIDGE April. 30: 1st-Audrey Savoie, 2nd-Helen Barton, 3rd-Judy Provo, 4th-Janice Redeker, 5th- Pat Flint, CFC-Hanna Mammen. Host, George Lowman served assorted cheese cake and bridge mix.

BRIDGE May 4: 1st-Joyce Lesica, 2nd-Sarah Bignall, 3rd- Bibi Duquette, 4th-Eris Webb, 5th- George Lowman, CFC-Janice Redeker. Host, Larry Savoie served orange dessert and crackers with spread.

PINOCHLE May 2: 1st-Carl Sundling, 2nd-Char Turek, 3rd- Cathy Wise, Should’a Stayed Home-Gerry Henkel

500 May 4: 1st-Peggy Beckman, 2nd-Cathy Wise, 3rd-Audrey Newborn.

Birthdays this week: May 11-Bernice Price, May 12-Connie Frenette and Peggy Ruggles, May 13-Gladys Laford and Jean Ann King, May 16-Lloyd Brown, Jane Leonard, and Kathy Hardy and on May 18-Marg Seavoy and Gloria Rogers. Happy birthday wishes to all!

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