Silver Creek Seniors hold monthly meeting in style

Submitted Photos Silver Creek Seniors dressed up for their monthly meeting.

SILVER CREEK — Wednesday’s Silver Creek Seniors meeting opened on a playful day of masquerade. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited and “God Bless America” was sung with tenderness. President Ed Newman requested a gift of remembrance, recalling our group’s friendship, affection and gratitude for member Bart Adams who passed away on Oct. 18. We will never forget you, Bart. Chaplain Dorothy Miniri invoked blessings and thanks for gifts of inner peace, love and healing. At tables decorated in the spirit of Halloween by Eleanor Lemiszko, cider, donuts, homestyle Amish donuts, pumpkin pies and candy were the perfect party fun foods served along with crunchy apples and carrots. Thanks to everyone who contributed.

After two weeks of heart-breaking world news, it was time to consider some stress-relieving laughter provided by Lorrie Newman and Pauline Flitt’s hilarious account of misinterpreted wordings in the English language. Then we noticed some unusual characters lurking about, including a scarecrow, a witch, two muscular body-builders, a human-sized spider, kitty cat, panda bear detective and Winnie the Pooh, among others. We don’t get older, we just get funnier.

In many countries, Halloween is traditionally devoted to merry-making and we will do the same as we join the “Teddy Bear’s Picnic” in the woods along with their Mummies and Deadies. Then we’ll do the “Monster Mash” and dance the “Helen Polka.” Happy Halloween to everyone and thanks for bear-ing with us.

50/50 winners were Mary Ann Seibert, Lorraine Bailey and Mary Congdon. Door prizes were won by Harry Suski, Bea Ortolano and Betty Moores. Ernie Hilliker called mind-sharpening bingo and the winners were Lorrie Newman, Joan Suski, Harry Suski, Jan Snyder (twice), Enabell Mirando, Flitt (twice), and Seibert.

At the next meeting on Nov. 6 at 1 p.m. at the clubhouse on Route 5, sandwiches and fruits will be served thanks to volunteers. Don’t forget to vote!