2012-08-23 / Community

Senior Center

Oh where, oh where has August gone? September is fast approaching! We are gearing up for one of our larger events which is held every year. I am talking about our Annual Open House Picnic. Everyone is invited! It is a fun-filled day of good food, entertainment, prize drawings, etc. The town, businesses and individuals all come together and make this one “special day.”

The Annual Open House Picnic is scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 6, between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. The menu consists of Belinda’s famous BBQ ribs, braised potato, salad, corn bread and sherbet. We ask you call 341-5085 to register.

Mary Larson has offered to come back to oversee the karaoke portion of the day. You will get the chance to see a lot of locals show off their talent. If you are interested in joining in on the entertainment, just let us know.

The Center offices will be closed Monday, Sept. 3, in observance of Labor Day. CAA Noon Meal and Home-Delivered Meals will be cancelled.

Wednesday and Thursday, Sept. 12 and 13, are the Center’s Sault/St. Ignace/Hessel Overnight Kewadin bus trip. The bus will be departing from the Center parking lot at 9 a.m. sharp. We ask you park your car to the left of the front of the building.

September is one of our busier months, as we are also trying to fill a bus to go to the UP Senior Convention and Expo in Escanaba. The date is Tuesday, Sept. 18. The cost is $14, which covers the entry fee along with transportation by Public Tranist. Once again, we will depart from the Center parking lot at 9 a.m. This year’s theme is “Wild, Wild West.” Get out your cowboy/ girl hats, boots, etc. as cash prizes will be given for costumes. Word is first place is $100.

Entertainment for the day will be “Monty DeGrave” and guest speaker will be the new Office of Service to the Aging Director, Kari Sederburg. The Noon Meal will consist of BBQ chicken; rip roaring beans, corn bread, camp fries and peach cobbler. You can have your picture taken in your costume for $1.

Don’t forget your bingo chips, wands and quarters as bingo will be held in the building next door. There will also be a silent auction along with “Share the Wealth”, which is four giveaways of cash. This year’s sponsor is OSF St. Francis Hospital. Drop by the Center office if you are interested in going on the bus. For further information call the Center at 341-5923.

A monetary donation has been received in memory of:

• Frank Creeden from Phil and Jackie Villemure.

Maintenance and Support donations were donated from Frances Jo Curtis, Charlemaine, and Duplicate Bridge.

BRIDGE Aug. 13: 1st-Helen Barton, 2nd-Joyce LaTulip, 3rd- George Lowman, 4th-Bev Jahn, 5th-Larry Savoie, 6th-Pat Flint, CFC-Bibi Duquette. Host, Chris Orr served blueberry pudding cake, ice cream, cheese and crackers.

BRIDGE Aug. 17: 1st-Larry Savoie, 2nd-Audrey Savoie, 3rd- Sandy Petrille, 4th-Chris Orr, 5th- Pat Flint, 6th-Joyce Lesica, CFCHanna Mammen. Hostess, Eris Webb served fudge cookies, stuffed celery and cheese and crackers.

DUPLICATE BRIDGE Aug. 8: 1st-Janice Redeker and Judy Rodgers 2nd-Audrey and Larry Savoie and Hanna Memmen and Joyce LaTulip

PINOCHLE Aug. 15: 1st-Chris Keener, 2nd-Marie Sellman, 3rd- Nancy Casey, Should’a Stayed Home-Carl Sundling.

500 Aug. 17: 1st-Joyce Herd, 2nd-Ruth Jones, 3rd-Audrey Newborn, Should’a Stayed Home-Sheila Haskins.

Birthdays this week: Aug. 23-Carol Shampine, Laura Lee Tegtman, Paul Rohde, Mary Burns, Gerry Letson, Aug. 24 Betty Slining and Eileen Reque, Aug. 28-Vi Sebright, Aug. 29-Arleen and Wes Turan, Aug. 30-Lester Rogers. Happy birthday wishes to all!

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