2013-11-28 / Lifestyles

Senior Center News

I am being told our Craft and Bake Sale was a huge success. Words are not “big” enough to thank the volunteers who stepped forward to make it so. And a big majority of them were new volunteers. Thank you, thank you, thank you goes out to Kim Chartier, Joanne Milavec, Connie Mikos, Jackie Severin, Deanna Fish, Gale Sobieski, Frances Thomas, Marsha Jenerou, Becky Chartier, Kristin Anderson and Lucille Boyd,

Another thank you goes out to our wonderful volunteer bakers who made everything from homemade caramels, caramel corn, lemon bars, fudge and peanut clusters to gingersnaps, snicker doodles, etc.

Volunteers included: Brittany Baker, Jean Flodin, Rita Rossier, Linda Lowman, Sharon Fish, Arleen Turan, Kim Jones, Rose Merryman, Vi Sundling, Don’a Nelson, Carol Leny, Rosie Krall, Pat Flint, Helen Barton, Mary Lou Arnold, Janice Redeker, Jean Louis, Nila Haug, Rosemary Sablack, Sue Cameron, Cathy Stahl, Mary Burns, Audrey Savoie, Jackie Villemure and Guerda Frenette.

Nancy and Bill Cheney donated home canned relishes, jams and pickles.

Every one that rented a table for their crafts were kind enough to give a donation to be drawn. Those included: Tammy Vincent, Josie Williams, Karen McDonald, Christine Stoken, Joanne Fagan, Kathy Stahl, Patti Segerstrom, Terri Jo Simon, Mary Neumayer, Joanne Milavec, Ev Reid, Kim Chartier, Jackie Severin, Dave Anderson, Havani Kinsaul Linda Beaudre, Terri Nickerson, Carol Anderson, Rebecca Peterson, Judy Provo and Norma Peterson.

The Senior Center gave away a beautiful assorted basket which was donated by Lorna Hough.

Lucky winners were: Mark Bellville, Blanche Judd, Terri Simon, Ann Grunwell, Janet Jackson, Mabel Flodin, Ethel Elamon, Elenor Gould, Phylis DesJarden, Kim Chartier, Cheryl Robere, Pat Mickelson, Jamie Jackson, and Sue Cameron. If you haven’t picked up your prize, please do so.

We have one seat available for the bus trip going to the “Christmas on Ice Show” at the Island Resort and Casino in Escanaba. The cost is $37 per person, which includes a ticket to the show and transportation. The bus will be departing from the Senior Center parking lot at 11:30 a.m., allowing free time before the show begins. Call the Center at 341-5085 for further information.

Please keep in mind the Senior Center offices will be closed on Thursday and Friday, Nov. 28 and 29, to observe Thanksgiving, and to spend time with family and friends and eat lots of munchies.

The Center sincerely wishes to thank Will and Kathy Barker of Barker Construction for being so patient on waiting for their money on replacing the roof. Your company is “the best.” I would also like to sincerely thank my two boards for all their patience and assistance. You are appreciated more than you may know for all the hours you volunteer your time.

Jean Flodin dropped by the office with homemade caramels. (And I can testify they are awesome!) John and Mary Lou Arnold dropped by with two large bags of gift give aways.

A military donation was given by Diane Herlik. Greg and Pauline Gaffney gave a miscellaneous donation. Dan Barber volunteered his time at Tuesday’s bingo. Thanks, Dan!

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

• Geri Henkel from Vi and Carl Sundling

• Geri Henkel from Roseann Merryman

DUPLICATE BRIDGE Nov. 13: 1st-Pat Flint and Lorelei McRoberts, 2nd- Larry and Audrey Savoie, 3rd-Mary Leonard and Lois Hoholik.

BRIDGE Nov. 18: 1st-Patsy Calhoun, 2nd-Eva Wendling, 3rd- Carol Leny, 4th-Audrey Savoie, 5th-Nancy Brown, CFC-Linda Lowman. Hostess, Eileen St. Onge.

BRIDGE Nov. 22: 1st-Ray Krall, 2nd-Jackie Villemure, 3rd- Carol Leny, 4th-George Lowman, CFC-Linda Lowman. Hostess, Linda Lowman.

PINOCHLE Nov. 20: 1st-Audrey Newborn, 2nd-Nancy Casey, 3rd-Char Turek, Should’a Stayed Home-Don’a Nelson.

500 Nov. 22: 1st-Don’a Nelson, 2nd-Pat Clark, 3rd-George Shampine, Should’a Stayed Home-Carl Sundling.

Birthdays this week: Nov. 29- Rita Salter, Nov. 30-Helen Norbotten, Janice Redeker and Rick Tallman, Dec. 5-Tony McKenzie and Janet Brulla. Happy birthday wishes to all!

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