Share and Care Seniors held its annual Spring Fling Party on April 30 at the Fredonia Beaver Club, with 105 reservations made by local seniors. Card players arrived at 3 p.m. and the social hour with hors d'oeuvres was from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Bill Kane, accordionist and vocalist, played music for listening and dancing pleasure. A few of the favorite songs played were "Pennies from Heaven," "April Showers," and "Bye Bye Blackbird." A few dancers kicked up their heels to "In Heaven There is No Beer."
President Dorothea Janczak greeted the members and introduced the following Share and Care board members who meet monthly on a volunteer basis to plan programs for senior members: Vice President Sam Sasso, Secretary Margaret Larson, Treasurer and Membership/Party Chairperson Mayme Joy, Carolyn LoGuidice, Lucille Rizzo, Betty Klawon, Sue Walsh, Charles Mancuso, Russell Trump, Rose Cerrie and Phyllis Laurito. Also introduced was the former mayor of Fredonia and present president of the United Seniors, Charles St. George, who entertained the group with one of his favorite funny stories.
Klawon announced Share and Care plans for their annual theater bus trip on Tuesday, July 26, to the Riverside Inn (near Erie, Pa.) to see "Honky Tonk Angels," a musical comedy. The cost for Share and Care members is $69 and includes a luncheon meal, coach and all tips. The trip is $79 for non-members. Call Klawon for details at 679-0726.
Local seniors at the Share and Care Spring Fling Party at the Fredonia Beaver Club, from left (seated): James Polvino, Phyllis A. Jones, Neno Cronin, Barbara Cronin, Ann Kurgen and Sam Sasso.
Janczak announced that the next Share and Care party will be an indoor picnic on Saturday, August 27. Watch the senior news in the OBSERVER for later details.
The buffet dinner served by Beavertail Caterers consisted of the following: baked chicken quarters, rigatoni with Italian sausage pieces, cooked vegetables, bread, butter, tossed salad with dressing and ice cream for dessert. Coffee, punch, and hot water for tea were available as well as a cash bar.
Janczak led the group in the Pledge of Allegiance and the prayer of grace. Mancuso and Sasso conducted the sale of 50/50 raffle tickets. There were eight $10 prizes to the following winners: Irene Coon, Trump, Cerrie, Jug Jensen, Margaret Temple, Carm Lucia, Virginia DeCeilo and Allen Jones.
Bingo, called by Cerrie, followed the meal with 10 $5 prizes. The winners were: Patricia Smith, Betty Jean Tripp, Mildred Jankowski, Laurito, Katherine Damiano, Jeanine Smith, Lucille Inwood, DeCeilio, Bob Wilson, Joan Haas and Mary Deland.
For more information on Share and Care, call Janczak at 673-1049.