2013-09-05 / Lifestyles

Senior Center

Wow! We are in September already. The summer seemed to fly by. We are all geared up and ready for our upcoming Annual Open House, which is scheduled for today. Once again the businesses and locals went above and beyond to make this day special for those attending. A great big thank you goes out to The Pioneer Tribune, Advisor and WTIQ for getting the word out for us. Let me share with you the generosity we have received. I hope I don’t put you too sleep, as the list is long! (heehee)

• Carmeuse Lime & Stone – The Center received a check for $200 to make this day special. Thank you, thank you, thank you ! (Shawn Moore)

• Toby’s Specialty – Donation of chips and dips for the snack table. Yes, you will be well fed, between the snack table and the awesome lunch of BBQ Ribs with all the fixings.

• Save-A-Lot – Cases of pop and water so you don’t dry up in this heat we have been having.

• Kewadin Casino – Two show tickets

• Gulliver Crossroads – Two large subs of your choice. (They never turn me down in my little ole’ hometown of Gulliver. Thanks Lu and Stacie.

• Superior State Agency and Design on a Tee – Two throws with the Senior Center Logo.

• Northwoods Home Care & Hospice – They will be seen volunteering to take blood pressures and giving away small treats to everyone, along with providing a door prize for the day.

• Cinema I – Eight Movie tickets

• Malloy Insurance & Real Estate – Atlas, along with goodies

• Chuck Renze Ford – Oil change gift certificate

• The Upper Crust - $10 gift certificate (Yum, yum!)

• Hair Connection – Hair cut certificate

• Corner Cutz Salon – Shampoo and set gift certificate

• Putvin’s Health Mart – 2 Wooden boxes

• Big Boy Restaurant – Big Boy bobble heads and banks

• Wheaty’s Bar – Two $10 gift certificates

• 40 Bar & Grill – Pizza certificate

• Chip-In Island Resort & Casino – One overnight stay

• Fresh From the Farm - $25 gift certificate

• Ben Franklin Store - $15 Gift certificate

• Ben Franklin Flower Shop - $15 gift certificate

• People Store - $15 gift certificate

• Pizza Hut – Pizza certificate

• Mackinaw Trail Winery - $20 gift certificate

• Mustard Seed – candle

• Suzy’s Shadow Box - Saykllys large box of chocolates (A favorite for those sweet lovers!)

• Manistique Radio Center – Peggy Lee CD set

• State Savings Bank – Four duffel bags, four coffee mugs, four glasses and four playing cards

• mBank – Three duffel bags filled with assorted items.

• Apple Barrel – One bottle of wine and a 12-pack of pop

• BG’s IGA Market – Four 12-packs pop (Yoohoo Gulliver!)

• MDS Community Action Agency – 20 free noon meal tickets (I encourage you to call 341-5085 to join us for the Congregate Meal or to order a take-out meal.) They are well worth not having to cook.

• Auto Value - $20 gift certificate

• NAPPA – Crescent 5-piece plier set (Go Harley Davidson!)

• Hoholik’s Ace Hardware – Black and Decker Dust Buster

• Limestone Federal Credit Union – Three totes filled with goodies (And who doesn’t like goodies!)

• Curran Chevrolet – Oil change cerfiticate

• Brazda’s Heating & Refrigeration Sales & Service - $25 donation towards purchase of the cake. Thank you!

• Hardee’s – Assorted breakfast and chicken tender certificates.

• Cedar Street CafĂ© - $10 gift certificate (Yum, yum!)

• Main Street Pizza – One large pizza

• Manistique Federal Credit Union – Two bags of goodies

• Dairy Kream – 10 - $1 gift certificates (ice cream hits the spot those hot days we have been having.)

• Manistique Oil - $25 gift certificate

• Paul’s Plumbing & Appliance - $25 gift certificate

• Cutting Crew - $16 gift certificate

• Flower Cottage - $15 gift certificate

• Clyde’s Drive-In – Cheeseburger basket (Definitely a one of a kind, mouthwatering!)

• Lakeshore Shell - $25 gas gift certificate

• Schoolcraft Memorial Fitness Center - Two $30 gift certificates

• Kim Chartier – Handmade slippers

• Clarice Becks – Photo albums

• Eileen St. Onge – Assorted gift bags

• Mary LaFleur – Handmade kitchen towel and dish cloth set

• Mary Lou Marx and Madelyn Eberts – Boxes of candy

• Les and DanaLee Henry – Battery recharger and miscellaneous Items

• Manistique Rentals – Garbage bags (We can all put to good use!)

• Future Mark (Mstq. Papers) – Boxes of tablets and envelopes to hand out. (Isn’t it fantastic they are still around to do so.) Shows the support our town can give.

• Carol Anderson – Four sets of potholders and two tote bags. This girl can sew and her work is beautiful. You will see the beautiful queen size quilt she has once again donated to the Center to be raffled. Thank you Carol!

• Gigi and Gary MacGregor – Four Subway gift certificates.

• Carl and Jean Louis – Gift baskets for our raffle.

• Lorna Hough – Assorted gift basket

• Mary Burns – Two handcrafted wooden boxes (Your husband was very talented!)

• Cliff and Pat Dyer – Two handmade wooden Jesus plaques and handmade wooden bowls.

• Guerda Frenette - Gift certificates.

• Bowman’s Gas & Oil – Use of their tents, year after year. I won’t tell them you are going to be out of town this day and left all the hard work up to Winch Diller and my husband, Joe Frenette and Community Corrections.

• City crew – We thank them for their dedication of delivering bleachers, garbage cans and cones to block the driveway.

• Holiday Helpers – For their discount on balloons for decorating.

Others who deserve a great big thank you are:

• MDS Community Action Agency – Their kitchen crew, under the direction of Amanda Kandell will be cooking up the fabulous BBQ Ribs and fixings for lunch. (No matter how hot or humid the day is!)

• Community Corrections crew – Under the direction of Tony Grahovec will be seen setting up and doing the dirty work of cleaning up at the end of the day. You guys are awesome!

• Our very special volunteers! They go above and beyond to make this day very special. They include: Len and Mary LaFleur, Mary Burns, Guerda Frenette, Sharon Fish, Kristen Anderson, Lucille Boyd and Jean Louis.

• Mary Larsen and her Karaoke Machine. She along with several other volunteers, such as the Henrys’, have volunteered for several years and what fun we have had! Mary comes all the way from Rapid River to spend the day with us.

• Those donating snacks include: Rita Rossier, Jean Louis, Edith Greene, Sally Schuetter, Pam Beaudre and Mary Burns.

• Mary LaFleur – A volunteer who spends hours making phone calls, arrangements, etc. Mary and her husband, Len, along with Mary Burns, do all the decorating at the Center also. These are three very valued volunteers!

• Kristen Anderson and her mother, Lucille Boyd, who volunteer every time they are asked. They tend to jump in wherever needed. Thanks, girls!

• And most importantly, my staff, kudos to Carol Ford and Brittany Baker. We all pool our efforts in and sit back and watch how much each and every one of you enjoy the day!

Once again, I am asking you please, please take the time, if you win a prize, to thank those who have donated gifts. If I missed anyone, it certainly wasn’t intentional. Just refresh my memory and you will be added to my next week’s column. Hope to see you all today, between the hours of 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Please call the kitchen at 341-5085 to get your name on the lunch list. You won’t want to miss it!

A great big thank you goes out to those two wonderful gardeners who “treated” an elderly to green tomatoes per her request. She was thrilled when I delivered them to her.

Monetary donations have been received at the Center in memory of:

• Bud Tallman from Phil and Jackie Villemure, and Nancy Casey

• Lynne Olsen from Dick and Helen Fiegel.

PINOCHLE Aug. 28: 1st-Arlene Demars, 2nd-George Shampine, 3rd- Audrey Savoie, Should’a Stayed Home-Perry Wise.

Birthdays this week: Sept. 5-Connie Letson, Sept. 7-Ron Jackson, Sept. 11-Ed Renton and Mary Ann Skierski, Sept. 12-Joanne Annelin, Bob Hastings, Bibi Duquette and Betty Tennyson.

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