2012-05-17 / Community

Senior Center

We need to hear from you as soon as possible if you are interested in bus trips. We need to know if we can fill the buses before I can order the tickets. We currently have two that we are in the midst of trying to fill. Let me share the information with you:

Friday, Oct. 12, the bus (if filled) will be traveling to the Chip-In Island Resort in Escanaba to attend “The Fab Four”. The cost is $30 per person, which includes transportation by Public Transit and a ticket to the show.

“Broadway Spirit of Christmas” is the second show that we plan on filling a bus for. This show is scheduled for Friday, Dec. 14. The cost is $35, which also includes transportation and a ticket to the show. This show is also at Chip-In Island Resort.

We will depart from the Center parking lot at 4:30 p.m. for both shows, allowing time for dinner or playing. The show begins at 8 p.m. We will return back to Manistique directly after the show.

For further information, give the Center a call at 341-5923. Let’s not wait until it is too late!

A great big thank you goes out to Betty Heinz for thinking of the military on her recent trip. She had everyone who went saving their extra shampoo, conditioner, etc., which will go into the military packages.

Are you 60 years of age or older and reside in Schoolcraft County? Are you on a fixed income? If so, we encourage you to contact the Center as you have a possibility of receiving a free box of food.

With the generosity of donors, along with the Senior Center Board, we are able to do this on a one-time basis, hoping it will help those who are having a hard time making ends meet right after the cost of winter. For further information call the Center at 341-5923.

Have you heard of the Project Fresh Program? This is another program which the Center offers, and allows a senior $20 worth of coupons to purchase fresh, locally grown produce from authorized Michigan farmers/ markets and roadside stands.

If you are 60 years or older, and have a total household income of $20,147 or less for an individual or $27,214 for a couple, you are eligible. You are also eligible if you receive federal food assistance, commodities or SNAP benefits. You must reside in Schoolcraft County.

We are in the midst of handing out the coupon booklets now. The program began May 15. The coupons are good until Oct. 31.

Did you notice the new curtains that were recently purchased? They were purchased from the craft and bake sale bazaars that have been held in November of each year. A great big thank you goes out to the committee who has worked so hard on making this possible. Those include: Perry and Cathy Wise, Larry and Pat Clark, Dick and Alice Lewis and Bill and Chris Keener. They are also in the midst of ordering new blinds which will also come from the same fund.

Our monthly potluck will be held this Thursday, May 17 (today). Make a dish to pass and join us. Socializing, eating and entertainment, can’t beat that for a nice evening out! The entertainment begins at 4 p.m. Come and enjoy Tom Hoholik and Mike Johnson’s talent.

For those of you who are planning on going on the May 23 and 24 overnight Kewadin bus trip please try to be at the Center by 8:45 a.m. This will allow us time to get the suitcases marked and on the bus. The bus will be departing at 9 a.m. promptly.

The Center offices will be closed on Monday, May 28, in observance of Memorial Day. The CAA kitchen will also be closed. (No Noon Meal or home-delivered meals.)

Ken Gillingham has been sharing his “peanuts” candy with those that have a sweet tooth. Thanks, Ken.

Medical loan closet donations were received by Lorie Ross and Lylette and Jim Johnson.

Louise Massey dropped by with a donation of blank greeting cards.

Monetary donations were received in memory of:

-Lily Healy from Jean Flodin and Elaine Hartman

-Pat Harvey from Betty Heinz

-Bruce Neddow from Betty Heinz

-Dorothy Larsen from Betty Heinz

Maintenance and Support donations were received from Addie Stram McNally, Victor and Sharon Vanderville, Mike Vernocke, and Mary Weber.

BRIDGE May 11: 1st-Judy Provo, 2nd-Audrey Savoie, 3rd- Carol Hough, 4th-Mary Ann Thorell, 5th-Joyce LaTulip, CFCHelen Barton. Hostess, Eris Webb served chips and dip, chocolate chip and oatmeal raisin cookies, and lemon drops.

500 May 11: 1st-Sheila Haskin, 2nd-Don’a Nelson, 3rd-Nancy Casey, Should’a Stayed Home- Perry Wise.

Birthdays this week: May 18-Gloria Rogers and Marge Seavoy and on May 24-Pauline Carley and Donald Kujawa. Happy birthday wishes to all.

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