2012-10-25 / Community

Senior Center

Last Thursday, a “spooktacular” event was held at the Senior Center. If you got the chance to attend you saw witches, tall headed monsters and a variety of scary things floating around the room. These spooks with all the others who attended dropped by with some fabulous food. Tom Hoholik and Mike Johnson, as always, did a great job with the entertaining and also graciously accepted the big task of being the judges. We sincerely thank you for volunteering your time. Winners of the prizes for best costumes were Wesley Turan for the tall headed man, the old, old gentleman, whose name was Elmer Martin, along with “witchy” Arleen Turan and Elizabeth Wood with her huge glasses and colorful outfit.

Wow! The weather has been changing quickly. This gives us time to ponder over possibly doing a few trips. I thought I would share the information with you, giving you time to think about them. I know several of you have given me ideas in the past. Due to this I have contacted Diamond Tours and I would like to share my findings. Let’s start out with a Branson Show Extravaganza. Doesn’t it sound like fun? The cost of this nine day, eight night trip is $739 per person, double occupancy. (Add $240 for single occupancy.) The money has to be in by Feb. 20, 2013. Included in the cost is:

• Motor coach transportation

• Eight nights lodging, including four consecutive nights in Branson

• 14 meals: eight breakfasts and six dinners

• Admission to seven fabulous Branson Shows, including:

• Three Morning Shows: Cassandre’ – Voice of an Angel Show, George Dyer Show and Buck Trent Country Music Show.

• Three Evening Shows: The Haygoods Show, The Dutton Family Show, and Acrobats of China

• Showboat Branson Belle, and much more.


It was all fun and games at at the annual Halloween potluck dinner held at the Manistique Senior Center. Above, costumes were optional, but several took the opportunity to come incognito. Costume winners were Elmer Martin, Elizabeth Wood, Wes Turan and Arleen Turan. At right, entertainers Tom Hoholik and Mike Johnson get the party started. It was all fun and games at at the annual Halloween potluck dinner held at the Manistique Senior Center. Above, costumes were optional, but several took the opportunity to come incognito. Costume winners were Elmer Martin, Elizabeth Wood, Wes Turan and Arleen Turan. At right, entertainers Tom Hoholik and Mike Johnson get the party started. • The cost also covers the gratuities for the bus driver.

The bus will be departing from the Manistique Senior Center parking lot, 101 Main St., at 8 a.m. If you think you might be interested, I encourage you to drop by the Center and pick up a poster which gives much more details.

Lancaster Show Trip and the Dutch Country is the second trip. The cost of this trip is $485 per person, double occupancy. It is a six day, five night trip. The dates will be Sept. 22-27. The bus will once again depart from the Manistique Senior Center parking lot at 8 a.m.

This incredible price includes:

• Motor coach transportation

• Five nights lodging including three consecutive nights in the Lancaster area

• Eight meals: five breakfasts and three dinners

• “Noah” show at the Sight and sound Millennium Theatre

• Guided Tour of Lancaster, including Amish country

• Visit to charming Kitchen Kettle Village

• Admission to the Mennonite Information Center

• Admission to Landis Valley Museum and Village

• And much more….

I encourage you to drop by for a brochure on this trip, also. Please don’t hesitate to get signed up, as the last trip to Branson was cancelled, then we heard from several who said they decided they would go.

Jessie from Community Home Medical has contacted the Center. Starting Thursday Nov. 15, they will be offering FREE blood pressures and oxygen level readings from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. They will be offering this service the third Thursday of every month. I encourage you to take advantage of this free service.

Carol Anderson donated a beautiful, and I mean beautiful, queen size quilt she has made. We are in the process of selling raffle tickets, which can be purchased Monday through Friday in the Center offices between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Unfortunately we are no longer able to put raffle tickets in our monthly newsletter, so our faithful “purchasers” are not able to send the money in. Please, please take the time to drop by and make Carol’s work worthwhile. It is well worth your purchase! A great big thank you to Carol for being so generous towards the Center!

We are also looking for volunteers to sell quilt raffle tickets on Mondays and Fridays. We are trying to get two workers for each schedule. If you can help us out for one hour, two hours or more per shift, it would be appreciated more than you know. Call the Center at 341-5923.

Treasure and Trash donations were received by Cathy Wise and Rita Rossier who gave two cactus plants to share.

We have a wide variety of puzzles which were recently donated by Betty Lasich. Drop by and check them out. They certainly make winter go a little faster.

Harry Norbotten gave a miscellaneous donation and Judy Arntz donated to the Center’s Medical Loan Closet.

A great big thank you goes out to Bill Jessick for trimming our shrubs. Bill has been kind enough to do this for several years!

Maintenance and Support donations were received from Rita Peterson and Joe and Clara Bosanic.

BRIDGE Oct. 15: 1st-Audrey Savoie, 2nd-Eileen St. Onge, 3rd- Helen Barton, 4th-Judy Provo, 5th- Bibi Duquette, CFC-Julie Hoholik. Hostess, Pat Flint served apple cake and ice cream, crackers and cheese, and Dove chocolates.

BRIDGE Oct. 19: 1st-Eris Webb, 2nd-Lauris Barr, 3rd-Joyce LaTulip, 4th-George Hough, 5th- Jane Leonard, 6th-Audrey Savoie. Hostess, Bibi Duquette served cake, cookies and chips.

PINOCHLE Oct. 17: 1st-Peggy Beckman, 2nd-Nancy Casey, 3rd- Don’a Nelson and Perry Wise, Should’a Stayed Home-Geri Henkel.

500 Oct. 19th: 1st-Cathy wise, 2nd-Audrey newborn, 3rd-Char Turek, Should’a Stayed Home- Peggy Beckman.

Birthdays this week: Oct. 26-Phyllis Toyra, Oct. 28-Lawrence Neelis, Linda Hamiel, Mary LaFleur and Don Grawey, Oct. 29-Martha Saunders Nov. 1-George Weiss, Nov. 2-Mary Jo Sablack. Happy birthday wishes to all!

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