2014-04-03 / Lifestyles

Senior Center News

Spring is in the air! It doesn’t mean that we can stop keeping an eye on the weather. We are now entering into the “slip and slide season”. Because the weather is starting to clear up and the snow is beginning to melt we have to remind ourselves that under all that water and slush there is still ice! This is the worst time of the year for falls outside the home, so take care!

If you have lived in Germfask you might be interested in purchasing a “Germfask Township Families” book. It has 356 pages of family information to enjoy! It is $50 per copy, which covers sales tax and postage. It ended up costing a little more than planned, but is so worth it. What a wonderful gift for someone!

If you would like to purchase one, drop by the Germfask Town Hall. If you are unable to do so, or live out of town you can send your name and address, along with your payment to: Delores Monroe, 603 Oak St., Manistique, MI 49854. If you have any questions give Delores a call at 341-8808 or email: dmonroe@centurylink.net.

There is also a 2016 Centennial Book planned. If you can help by providing pictures or articles, drop them off at the Germfask Town Hall. For further information, call (906) 586-9697.

Now if you get bored and are looking for something to do I would recommend that you take a ride to Germfask Christ’s Fellowship

Ministries, which is located at 8065 Cornell Road. They have a “Grab Bag Bingo” which is held the first Saturday of the month. You can purchase game sheets for 25 cents per single game and hopefully yell the word “bingo” to receive a surprise bag. They provide refreshments and snacks and the proceeds go to their building fund.

Can you help us out? We are looking for small containers for our potlucks to use for a single portion of food to be used as take outs. We are also looking for small flower vases for our tables. They can be dropped off at the center Monday through Friday between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.

I am often asked as what we are looking for in the line of donations. Mary LaFleur has been busy decorating the center in the Easter theme. She is looking for Easter table decorations, along with decorations to hang from the ceiling lights. We would need 14-16 table decorations and 16-20 hanging decorations.

Have you ever heard of the Amity Group (amity means “friendship”)? I was invited to their meeting to talk about my favorite topic – the senior center. What a nice group of ladies. This group meets the second Wednesday of every month September until May at 9:30 a.m. at the Presbyterian Church on Main Street. The group is small and very informal – they have a short meeting, something good to eat and a program.

Their annual programs include an antique appraisal, homemade auction and a white elephant auction. All the money they make is donated back into the community. Places that they have donated to include: Northwoods Airlift, Dare, Bay Cliff, Glee, Fourth of July Committee and CBC.

They help with organizing the local blood drives, cards for the troops and make desserts for the Eva Burrell Animal Shelter luncheon. If you are looking for a way to volunteer and give back to the community I would encourage you to contact Gerry Decker, who will make you feel more than welcome. She can be reached at 341-7444. A great big thank you for allowing me to be your guest!

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

Mert LaBar from Irene Hinkson

Grant Taylor from Louis and Rita Salter, and Guerda Frenette

Addie Boyd from Cheryl Robere

A maintenance and support donation was received from Betty Heinz.

BRIDGE Mar. 24: 1st-Nancy Brown, 2nd-Judy Provo, 3rd-Eva Wendling, CFC-Bev Jahn. Hostess, Judy Provo.

BRIDGE Mar. 28: 1st-Pat Flint, 2nd-Jackie Villemure, 3rd-George Lowman, 4th-Hanna Mammen, CFC-Eva Wendling. Hostess, Helen Barton.

DUPLICATE BRIDGE Mar. 12: 1st -Mary Leonard & Lois Hoholik, 2nd-Pat Flint and Lorelei McRoberts, 3rd-Larry and Audrey Savoie.

PINOCHLE Mar. 26: 1st-Peggy Beckman, 2 nd-Nancy Casey, 3rd -Audrey Newborn, Low-George Shampine.

500 Mar. 28: 1st -Ruth Jones, 2nd -Teddy Bouchard, 3rd -Nancy Casey, Should’a Stayed Home- Audrey Newborn.

Birthdays this week: April 5-Joel Krause; April 6-Rosalie

Miller and Perry Wise; April 7-Patsy Wise, Guerda Frenette, Dolores Hokenson and Bill Keener; April 8-Mabel Patz; April 9-Mike Vernocke. Happy birthday wishes to all!

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