2012-08-30 / Community

Senior Center

We hope to see you!! Our Annual Open House is scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 6, from 11a.m. to 3 p.m. It is a fun time of karaoke, drawings for prizes throughout the day, an awesome BBQ rib dinner, along with snacks and a downright good time of meeting new friends and socializing with old. Feel free to join us!

I have to throw a hint. We have some awesome gifts along with gift certificates from the local businesses, which I will list next week. Gift certificates range from sub sandwiches, ice cream cones, flowers, fitness, theatre tickets, just to name a few. Wine, Sayklly’s candy, afghans, socket set, etc. are also some of the giveaways.

We will also be doing raffles for entertainment and overnight stays, provided by Kewadin and Chip-In Island Casinos, artwork, etc.

The next event is the Sault/St. Ignace/Hessel Kewadin Overnight Bus Trip, which is scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday, Sept. 12 and 13. The bus will be departing from the Senior Center parking lot at 9 a.m. The package includes transportation by Kewadin Motor coach, accommodations at Sault Casino, dinner and breakfast buffets, $50 in coins, $10 in credits and $10 deli voucher. (The deli vouchers can be used at any casino and there is no expiration date.) Register your Northern Reward Card on Wednesday to receive double points. Put 50 points on your card and you will receive a $15 gas card. Thursday is Senior Day. Put 10 points on your Northern Rewards Card and receive $5 in play. Bingo is available on Wednesday, with doors opening at 5 p.m. Play begins at 7 p.m. Please use your Northern Rewards Card as this is what keeps the cost of the trip down. For further information call 341-5923.

We still have seats available for the upcoming UP Senior Convention and Expo Bus Trip. The date is Tuesday, Sept. 18, and the cost is $14 which includes transportation and the entry fee. This bus will also be departing from the Senior Center at 9 a.m. The theme this year is “Wild Wild West”. I encourage you to dress Western as they give away cash prizes and first place is usually $100. You will enjoy the entertainment, which is Monty DeGraves. Some of you may have heard him at the Center at one of our potlucks.

The Noon Meal will consist of BBQ chicken, rip roaring beans, corn bread, camp fries and peach cobbler. That alone is worth the $7 entry fee! I have been told they are going back to the original Polaroid picture taking at a cost of $1.

Those who like bingo are encouraged to bring quarters, bingo chips and wands. They will be doing the usual silent auction along with “Share the Wealth” with four lucky winners receiving cash. The Center has taken a bus to this for several years. It is a great one-day trip. For further information call 341-5923.

We are at the age of worrying about our health. You still have time to register for the Life Line Screening which is scheduled to be at the Center on Saturday, Sept. 15. For the first time they are offering a “Helping Hand.” You are offered a $10 package discount, plus a $10 donation to the Center for pre-registering by calling (800) 324-9458. Please mention you are interested in the “Helping Hand” for the Manistique Senior Center.

A package for $139 includes stroke, vascular disease and heart rhythm tests, along with an osteoporosis screening.

If you are fairly new in the area it is a suggestion you mark your calendar for Friday, Oct. 12. This is the date for the Community Resource Fair and is held at the First Baptist Church in Manistique from 10a.m. to 2 p.m.

It is a chance to learn about all the services offered in the area, contact persons, phone numbers, etc. Angel Food Ministries will sponsor a luncheon for participants, which is usually “yummy.” Gift bags will be given to the first 12 participants. If more bags are available we will pass those out also. The Center will be on hand to share services and activities with those who attend. Drop by my table and see me!

Blanche L. Judd gave a yarn donation and Cathy Wise gave a Treasure and Trash donation. Ken Gillingham treated those stopping by the office to his famous “peanut” candies. Marlyn Noffke gave a military package donation, along with more candy for the “treat” jar.

The gardens are coming to an end. Bill and Nancy Cheney, Grant and Ruth Taylor, Deanna Fish, Bea O’Conner and Schley and Kathy Livermore, and an anonymous donor dropped by with cucumbers, zucchini and squash.

A monetary donation has been received in memory of:

• Gregory Voss from Pat and Larry Clark.

BRIDGE Aug. 20: 1st-Chris Orr, 2nd-Lois Bellville, 3rd-Ann Willcock, 4th-Eva Wendling, 5th-Joyce LaTulip, 6th-Judy Rodgers, CFC-Bibi Duquette. Hostess, Bibi Duquette served cup cakes and mixed candies.

BRIDGE Aug. 24: 1st-Larry Savoie, 2nd-Betty Stewart, 3rd- Helen Barton, 4th-Chris Orr, 5th-Bibi Duquette, CFC-George Lowman. Hostess, Hanna Mammen served apple cake, cheese and crackers.

PINOCHLE Aug. 22: 1st- Don’a Nelson, 2nd-Nancy Casey, 3rd-Carl Sundling, Should’a Stayed Home-Carol Shampine.

500 Aug. 24: 1st-Carl Sundling, 2nd-Ruth Jones, 3rd- Peg Beckman, Should’a Stayed Home-Audrey Newborn.

Birthdays this week: Sept. 1-Fronia McKenzie and Ken Wilson, Sept. 2-Annette Anderson, Sept. 4-Goerge Robere and Joanne Hastings, Sept. 5-Connie Letson and Helen Johnson. Happy birthday wishes to all!

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