Silver Creek Seniors
The Silver Creek Seniors met recently at their clubrooms on Route 5. Chaplain Irene Conny opened the meeting with a prayer.
A Thanksgiving dinner followed, with all group members enjoying the meal catered by Matt Brunner of Native Pride. The impressive spread included turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy, squash and more. Rolls and pies were provided by some of the members.
The members recited the Pledge of Allegiance and sang "God Bless America."
Everyone was happy to hear that Bud Anger is able to return home, and that Carl Mohart is doing better.
The 50/50 drawings were won by Fred Sikorski, Clara Griffin and Iva McClenathan.
Door prizes were won by Griffin, Dorothy Miniri, Sikorski and MaryAnn Seibert.
On Dec. 3, the group will share cake and ice cream in celebration of those who have had birthdays in recent months. Dec. 10 will be "Soup Day" at 1 p.m.
The meeting was adjourned, and Marv Smith called Bingo.
Brocton Portland Seniors
Brocton Portland Seniors met Monday at Brocton Legion with president Margaret Jagoda presideing. Thirty-four members and two guests attended.
Joe Gatto lead the Pledge of Allegiance and Alberta Blakley gave a prayer of thanks and called for a moment of silence.
The Committee of the day responsible for Thanksgiving settings, serving pizza and wings and cleaning up were Bea Lee, Rose Giambra, Julia Schrantz and Cora Patterson.
President Jagoda introduced Pat Cook whose voice and music entertained all with songs of Patsy Cline.
The secretary's and treasurer's reports were read and approved. The nominating committee led by Peg Gatto announced the proposed slate for 2014.
A donation will be sent to the food pantry as presented by Carm Johnson and seconded by Marian Delcamp.
Announcements by President Jagoda were that a thank you was received from Portland and Brocton Fire Departments; Mary DeLand is under care from a fall; and Joan Bertrando is residing at WCA home as is Ruth Patterson.
November birthdays were Charlie Reading 94, Betty Kierczyk 94; Mary Presto 96 and Mary Tripi 88, also celebrating were Bob Jagoda and Erika Abram.
November wedding anniversaries announced were 60 years celebrated by Patricia and Ange Zanghi and 11 years for Lena and Dave Elliott.
Door and raffle prizes were won by Pat Smith, Mary Presto, Rudy Arynardi, Tom DeJoe, Ruth Neal and Joe Gatto.
The Committee for the Dec. 16 party meeting is Harold and Phyllis Buvholtz, Marion Delcamp, Lena Elliott and Ruth Neal. The Christmas Party at St. Stephen's at noon will be a homemade turkey dinner complete with cranberry, stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy, green bean casserole, squash, salad, rolls, pumpkin or apple pie and beverages. The cost for members is $5. Sign up by calling Rita at 792-4565 by Dec. 9. Members are to bring a $5 wrapped gift.
Sheridan Happy Seniors
The Sheridan Happy Seniors met at 1 p.m. on Nov. 22 with 24 members present. Shirley Sikorski led a prayer to open the meeting. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited with the singing of "God Bless America" and the "Happy Senior Song" following.
Roll call was taken.
The food committee for the Dec. 6th meeting will be Marge and Bob Fancher and Evelyn Deloniak.
Clara Griffin, interim secretary, read the minutes of the last meeting and Angie Logan, treasurer, gave her report. Both were approved as read.
Jo Wehust sent a card to Ruth and Ted Stebbins. The group hopes they are feeling better soon.
A report on the Christmas party was given by Marge Fancher. A total of 35 members have signed up for dinner at 1 p.m. on Dec 10 at the Colony Restaurant.
With no other business at hand Gertie Syper read a few jokes and had the 50/50 drawing which was won by Marge Crosgrove and Betty Kuzora. Cecelia Petrella won the Riles & Woolley drawing.
The meeting was adjourned, refreshments were served and all played bingo called by President Ellyn Sutehall.
Share & Care Seniors to host holiday party
The Share & Care Seniors will celebrate the season on Wednesday, Dec. 11 with a holiday party. It will be held at St. Joseph's Church School Hall at 145 E. Main St. in Fredonia. Doors will open at 4 p.m. with a buffet dinner served at 5 p.m. Admission is $8 per person. Prepaid reservations are due by Dec. 6, and can be made by sending checks to Share & Care Seniors, P.O. Box 446, Fredonia, NY 14063. For more information, call Rose Cerrie at 679-4386.
Having the day after Thanksgiving off goes a long way in calming the "too much turkey" feeling that comes to many who too often indulge a wee bit too much on that holiday. Having many stores open this year on Thursday instead of waiting for the early morning of Black Friday, the extra day off has to be welcomed by those shoppers who ventured out.
December is a busy month for the 50-Plus Seniors as activities are limited to three weeks before closing for the remainder of 2013. Fridays are the "special" days for this month's holiday events. This Friday the 50-Plus Seniors and Collins Public Library join in co-sponsoring a heartwarming charmer about family, faith and forgiveness. This whimsical holiday movie starts at 1 p.m. in the library's Community Room where popcorn awaits! For more information on the film call the Library at 532-5129.
Other special holiday Fridays will be the seniors' annual Christmas Party at noon on Dec. 13 and Toy Wrapping for the Gowanda Lions Club at 10 a.m. on Dec. 20, both in the gymnasium of L. K. Painter Community Center, Main Street, Collins. Lions Club will also distribute their annual food baskets on Saturday. Dec. 21.
Other activities for this week are:
Monday, Wednesday and Friday: Indoor Walking and Exercise led by Pat Tucker, 9 a.m., gymnasium.
Tuesday: Gentle Arthritis Exercises, 10 a.m., gymnasium.
Wednesday: Quilting with Florence, 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Collins Public Library Community Room. For further information call Florence Reynolds, 532-3075. Senior Bowling, 1 p.m., K & L Lanes, Gowanda. Cost: $1.75 a game or 3 games for $5. Pat Tucker will open the Senior Room at 1 p.m. for Open Crafts and an informal Euchre Game.
Thursday:Gentle Arthritis Exercises and Tai Chi will not be held this week but will return on Dec. 12.
Friday: Morning Exercises: 9 a.m. gym. Holiday movie, 1 p.m., Library Community Room.
The annual Christmas Party scheduled for noon on Friday, Dec. 13 is open to anyone who has attended any of the 50-Plus Senior Programs this year. There is no charge but reservations are required and must be made by calling Joan Byrne, senior program coordinator, at 532-2507, no later than noon on Monday, Dec. 9. Reservations may also be made on the sign up sheet available in the Senior Room during activity hours.
Lunch will be Pizza, toss salad, dessert and beverages. Those attending are asked to bring a small unwrapped holiday gift to be used as prizes for Holiday Bingo.
There is a sign up sheet in the Senior Room for the June 11-13 trip to Gettysburg, Pa. and to see "Moses" at the Millennium Theatre. A flier is also available. Cost is $357. For more information call 532-2507.
Anyone interested in helping the Gowanda Salvation Army Red Kettle Drive is asked to call Gina Paul, 532-0935. All funds donated in the Red Kettle located in Shop and Save in Gowanda are used in the Gowanda Salvation Army area.