2013-02-07 / Lifestyles

Senior Center

As I had mentioned in last week’s column, we are trying to collect recipes for an upcoming cookbook for the Senior Center. I just received a recipe from Barb Boyer for her homemade Ranch Dressing. She claims there is no other like it. Here goes:

Homemade Ranch Dressing

2 T garlic salt

2 T onion salt

2 T pepper

2 T Accent

2 T dried minced onion

2 T dried parsley flakes

1 quart Mayo

1 quart buttermilk

Mix well. Note: Mayo is now only 30 oz. (not a quart) so use only 30 oz. of the buttermilk.

Thank you for sharing this with us Barb. Recipes can be dropped off at the Senior Center Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. or they can be mailed to: Manistique Senior Citizen Center, 101 Main St., Manistique, MI 49854-1219.

What better way to spend the afternoon on a snow day than sitting around eating char-roasted hotdogs, homemade potato salad and baked beans. To round the dinner off, you will be served homemade hot fudge ice cream cake. Yum, yum! You still have time to sign up for our Annual Hotdog Roast which is scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 21. Please, please keep in mind we need you to sign up as soon possible, as last year several waited until last minute. We need to make sure that we order enough food. The cost is a $5 donation per person.

Frank Sweeny and “The Front Yard Gang” will be entertaining at 4 p.m. with dinner being served at approximately 5 p.m.

Are you having a hard time hearing? Northern Michigan Hearing Aid Service will be at the Center offering free hearing screenings on Thursday, Feb. 28. You must have an appointment and you can do so by calling (800) 637-7816.

The Center offers hearing aide batteries for $2 a package and can be picked up Monday through Friday, between 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Did you know you only have to be age 55 or older in order to join the activities at the Center? We have recently been contacted by Terri McKeage who is offering a variety of art classes. Would you like to learn acrylic painting, water color, color pencil or charcoal? How about clay projects, such as pots and vases or maybe even paper mache lessons.

Classes would be held at the Center for two hours. We would like to have at least eight to 10 register, keeping the cost minimal. Call 341-5923 for further information.

Are you interested in receiving our monthly newsletter? A subscription cost is $5 per household. Information we need is your name, address, telephone number and birth date. If you received the newsletter last year, it is also time to renew.

SFC (P) Glen Hapney wrote a very nice letter thanking the Center for the care packages, which I would like to share. Here goes:

“Thank you and all of the ones who put together the wonderful care package. Receiving care packages as a soldier brings us a special sense of pride knowing that so many people support what we are doing.

The support of our Center is greatly appreciated by my soldiers and myself. I have returned from overseas and am now stationed at Ft. Dix, N.J. Once again thank you for your support!” (Address SFC (P) Glen Hapney, 4 Essex Ct., East Hampton, NJ 08060.

Monetary donations have been received in memory of:

• Clyde Chartier from Dolores Gould, the Chartier Family, Charlie and Julie Richey, David and Sandra Whitman, Susan Bellville, Earl and Dorothy Johnson, Dorothy Hoholik, Miles and Christine Behrend, Slyvia Wood, Daniel Schnurer, Carol Carlson, Leonard Arrowood, Lois Robbert, Sigrid Kanerva, Bill and Donna Morden, Jane and Bill Bucher, Gary and Janice Winkel and Ethel Holm,

• Jules Rivard from Dolores Gould, Mary Minor, Dorothy Hoholik, Carl and Violet Sundling, Roseann Merryman, Verna Lalonde, Wayne and Teresa Erickson, Norman Erickson, John and Sharon Robere,

• Anne Doran from Dorothy Hoholik

BRIDGE Jan. 28: 1st-Don’a Nelson, 2nd-Larry Savoie, 3rd- Audrey Savoie, 4th-Helen Barton, CFC-Sarah Bignall. Host, George Lowman.

BRIDGE Feb. 1: 1st-Audrey Savoie, 2nd-Ann Willcock, 3rd- Hanna Mammen, 4th-Sarah Bignall, 5th-Doris Demers, CFC-Mary Ann Thorell. Hostess, Pat Flint.

500 Feb. 1: 1st-Carl Sundling, 2nd-Don’a Nelson, 3rd-George Shampine, Should’a Stayed Home- Ruth Jones.

Birthdays this week: Feb. 7-John LaTulip and Velda Wheatley, Feb. 10-Betty Heinz, Judy McEachern, Bonnie Garvin, and Irene Hinkson, Feb. 11-Ernestine Clark, Feb. 12-Patsy Calhoun and Nancy Skrbec, Feb. 14-Jim Hardy and Sue Borowski. Happy birthday wishes to all!

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