Cassadaga, Stockton, Lily Dale Senior Citizens
CASSADAGA - The March meeting of the Cassadaga, Stockton, Lily Dale Senior Citizens was held March 14 at the Cassadaga American Legion with 32 members in attendance. A catered luncheon provided by Cassadaga Shurfine was held at noon and enjoyed by all. Desserts were furnished by members of the club. The blessing was given by Pastor Hamilton.
The door prize was won by Ray Haines and 50/50 winners were Charlie Meder and Bob Lebarron. June Wollett, president, opened the meeting with the pledge to the American flag and the singing of "God Bless America." Angie Bolander was welcomed as a new member. March birthdays recognized were Bob Page and Janice Carlson and Pastor Richard and Mickey Hamilton celebrate a March anniversary which was also recognized.
The secretary's report for the February meeting was given by Donna Meder, co-secretary, and the treasurer's report was given by Florine Christy, treasurer.
Wollett thanked the members who furnished desserts for the luncheon and to the March kitchen committee for the decorations.
After the lunch, entertainment and a musical program were provided by the Tanglewood Golden Gems of Jamestown and it was enjoyed by all.
The next meeting will be held at the Cassadaga American Legion on Monday with a tureen luncheon at noon. The program for the meeting will be a presentation by staff from Samaritan House.
COLLINS - Registration is now open for the final AARP Driving Course of the spring season at L. K. Painter Community Center, Main Street, Collins. The one day, 6-hour-and-45-minute course will be held on Tuesday, May 24, starting at 9 a.m. in the Lounge Room.
Pre-registration is required and must be made by calling Joan Byrne, 532-2507. Cost is $12 for AARP members and $14 for non members. Payment must be made within five days after registration and only by check or money order made payable to AARP. Cash can not be accepted. Please have AARP membership card available when calling. Payments are to be sent to Collins Town Hall, attention AARP, P.O Box 420, Collins NY 14034.
Lunch can be purchased for $2.50 but must be requested at time of registration. Payment for lunch will be made on day of class. Participants may bring a bag lunch as only 45 minutes will be allowed for lunch break. Parking in the back lot is recommended. Fall AARP Classes will resume in September, date to be announced.
Highlights of the 50-Plus Seniors activities for this week are the monthly Tuesday Soup and Sandwich Luncheon, the Senior Bowling Banquet and final session Wednesday and a game afternoon on Friday, April 15.
Menu for the noon Tuesday lunch in the senior room of L. K. Painter Community Center is split pea soup, ham sandwich, dessert and beverages.
Cost is $2.50. Reservations are required and must be made no later than noon on Monday by calling 532-2006, Ext. 21. A sign-up sheet is also available in the senior room. Sequence Board Game and/or Euchre will follow lunch.
The annual Senior Bowling Banquet heralding the end of the season's bowling will be held at noon on Wednesday at K & L Lanes, Gowanda. Cost is $10 and reservations may be made by calling the Lanes at 532-9791. A variety of games will be available for the Friday Game Afternoon starting at 1 p.m. in the senior room.
Other activities for the week are: Monday, Wednesday and Friday, indoor walking and exercises led by Pat Tucker is held at 9 a.m. in the gymnasium. Also on Monday are tai chi led by Elaine McGuire and Bobbie Leisner, 1 p.m., gym with warm-up exercises at 12:30 p.m.; and an the Informal Euchre Game, 2 p.m., senior room.
On Tuesday and Thursday, gentle arthritis exercises are at 10 a.m. in the gymnasium. On Wednesday, Quilting with Florence will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Community Room, Collins Public Library. For information, call Florence Reynolds, 532-3075. Also on Wednesday are open crafts with Pat Tucker, 1 p.m., senior room.
The April Euchre and Pinochle Card party will be held Sunday, April 17, at 1:30 p.m. in the gymnasium. Fee of $5 includes cash table prizes and luncheon.
With Easter coming up soon, Donna Powell again will instruct a class in the making of a Butter Lamb at 1 p.m., Thursday, April 21. A sign-up sheet is available in the senior room. Participants need to bring a pound of butter quarters, a salad type plate to work on and a knife for carving.
Collins Center Seniors
COLLINS - The Collins Center Seniors March meeting was well-attended attendance and members enjoyed a meal. New trips were announced. There are enough passengers for the trips listed below for the trips to go, however seats are available and non-members are welcome on some of the trips not filled by members.
The motor coach for the Seneca Niagara Casino trip on Monday will start loading at 8:15. a.m and depart from Gabels' parking lot at 8:45.
Seats are available for the Polish Party trip Wednesday, April 27, in Erie, Pa., and the trip to Washington, D.C., May 6-9. Non-members are welcome.
The Head to the Shore trip is planned on June 5-8 to Atlantic City and Wildwood with guided tours of Cape May and Philadelphia. Non-members are welcome.
There are a few seats available for a matinee show "West Side Story" at Shea's in Buffalo on June 12, with lunch at the Cabaret Restaurant. The group will depart at 10:30 a.m. and return at 5:30 p.m.
A new trip, "Locks and Carousels," is planned for Tuesday, July 12. The group will travel to historic Lockport to the only double set of locks on the Erie Canal aboard the Lockport Locks & Canal Cruise. Trip-goers will enjoy a canal-side buffet lunch, stop at Olcott Beach's Carousel Park and have afternoon tea at Murphy's Orchard. The group will also visit the barn where people escaping from slavery between 1850 and 1861 were sheltered. The coach will depart at 8:30 a.m. and return at 7 p.m.
Another new trip is planned for Friday, Aug. 5, to go see a performance of "42nd Street" in the Finger Lakes at the Merry Go Round Playhouse. The group will have lunch at the historic Spring Side Inn in Auburn.
Other upcoming trips include the Black Hills of South Dakota on Sept. 6-15 (nonmembers are welcome). and a Daniel O'Donnell show on Nov. 30 in Niagara Falls, Canada. Members are reminded that a $35.00 deposit is due by April 25 to hold your ticket.
Brochures are available on all of the trips. Most trips depart from Gabels' parking lot. For more information, contact Irene Pfeifer at 532-4268 or Bridget Farner at 532-9586. Make checks payable to Collins Center Seniors, 13851 Quaker St., Collins, NY 14034.
Sheridan Happy Seniors
SHERIDAN - Sheridan Happy Seniors met April 1 at St. Bosco Hall with 30 people present. Arlene Miller had all members bow their heads for a silent prayer in memory of the late Mary Joy, followed by a prayer for guidance for all members.
President Ellyn Sutehall led the group in reciting the pledge to the flag and singing "God Bless America" and the Happy Seniors Song. Roll call was given by Mabel Warner. Birthdays for March and April were read by Clara Griffin and all sang "Happy Birthday." Minutes were read and accepted. The treasurer's report was given by Angie Logan.
Drawings were won by Rita Boyland and guest Peg Langer. Logan won the Riles and Woolley cash prize.
The club needs a new large coffee maker; it was agreed upon members to purchase one. Joanne Martin will take care of this matter.
Bob Sutehall was the speaker with the subject being the sinking of the Titanic ship on April 10, 1912, in 12,600 feet of water. Tragically, 1,517 people lost their lives, as there weren't enough life boats. The ship held 2,227 people. Bob's uncle Henry Sutehall was 26 years old and was one who went down with the famous ship.
The club's next meeting on April 15 is a salad bar luncheon at noon. Table service will be provided. A program on China will be given by David Griffin.
Dunkirk Federated Seniors
The Dunkirk Federated Seniors met at the Dunkirk Senior Center on Tuesday. President Loretta Hemink led the members in the Pledge of Allegiance and singing of "God Bless America."
A reading entitled "I see the Lord" was given by Chaplain Josie Wierczynski. The minutes of the previous meeting were read by Secretary Wierczynski. They were accepted as read by Irene Christopher with a second by Charlene Christopher.
The treasurer's report was read by Treasurer Ruth Mackowiak. It was accepted as read by Marian Genovese with a second by Kitty Lehnen.
Attendance prizes were won by first, Genovese; second, Christopher; and third, Wierczynski.
Helper of the day was Charlene Hallmark and others who assisted. The kitchen committee for the next meeting on Tuesday is Jean Kubera. Hemink and Kubera were welcomed back.
Share and Care Seniors
The Share and Care Seniors board of directors met on Tuesday, April 5, at 32 Moore Ave., Fredonia. President Dorothea Janczak opened the meeting. Reports were given by Secretary Margaret Larson and Treasurer Mayme Joy, which were accepted. Lucille Rizzo, sunshine chairperson, reported the following: sympathy cards were sent to Tom Castellana and Jan Fields for recently deceased family members. A sympathy card was also sent to the family of recently deceased Share and Care member Theresa Chiro.
Get-well cards were sent to Cedio Gizzi, Rosie Cerrie and Guy Ippolito. A thank-you note was sent to Albert Olmstead for a $20 memorial donation.
Contact Rizzo at 673-1565 for requests of cards to be sent to sick Share and Care members. Betty Klawon, bus trip chairperson, reported that plans are in the making for a Share and Care theatre bus trip to Riverside Inn (near Erie, Pa.) on Tuesday, July 26, to see the musical comedy "Honky Tonk Angels."
The cost is
$64 for Share and Care members; $74 per person for non-members. Call Klawon at 679-0726 for other details.
The board discussed final plans for the upcoming Spring Fling Party to be held on Saturday, April 30, at the Fredonia Beaver Club.
For more information on Share and Care, call Janczak at 673-1049.