COLLINS - 50-Plus Seniors will kick off the week by assisting at the Sunday Pancake Breakfast bringing to a close the Town of Collins first 4th of July Gala Days Celebration. Serving starts at 10 a.m. and continues to noon in the gymnasium of L. K. Painter Community Center. Pre-sale tickets can be purchased from Mary Cummings, Joan Byrne or Jeff Johnson. Tickets will also be available at the door.
Balances on the senior trip Sept. 18-22 to Wildwood, N. J., were due June 30. Anyone who has not paid must bring their checks made payable to Town of Collins to the Collins Town Hall on Tuesday, July 5. Payment is also due for the Seneca Niagara Casino Trip on Aug. 25.
Reservations are being taken for the Roger Williams Christmas Concert on Dec. 13 at the Riviera Theatre. A $20 deposit is due with reservations. Total cost for the concert and lunch is $55 for residents of Towns of Collins, Perrysburg and Persia, $57 for all others. Thirty-five participants are needed to go. Early reservations are needed and appreciated in order to attend this holiday trip.
Reservations for trips can be made by calling Byrne, 532-2507. Checks for all 50-Plus Senior trips are to be made payable to Town of Collins and sent to the Collins Town Hall, attention Joan Byrne, P.O. Box 420, Collins NY 14034.
Slots are available for the next AARP Driving Course to be held Tuesday, Aug. 30, in the Lounge Room of the Center. Pre-registration is required and can only be made by calling Byrne at 532-2507. Have AARP membership card available when calling.
Bus for the Thursday, July 14, trip to the Made in America Store will depart at 8:45 a.m. from the front parking lot of the Painter Center. Trip-goers are urged be prompt.
Other senior activities this week are the following Wednesday programs: Quilting with Florence, 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Community Room of Collins Public Library. For information call Florence Reynolds, 532-3075. Open Crafts with Pat Tucker will be at 1 p.m. in the senior room of the Painter Center.
President Robin Carr welcomed 41 members to the June 27 meeting of the Brocton-Portland Seniors. A tureen dinner was enjoyed by all.
Rosie Giambra made 18 centerpieces, with flowers and a flag. They were given to members by a drawing.
June birthdays were Lena Elliott, Sarah Erickson, Margaret Jagoda and Robin Carr.
The July 25 meeting will be a catered dinner by Beavertail Catering. The cost is $5 per member. Call Rita to make a reservation one week before dinner. The committee for dinner is Fran Gatto, Peg and Joe Gatto, and Carm Johnson.
Attendance prizes went to Jagoda and Alberta Blakely. The 50/50 was won by Sarah Erickson, Ericka Abrahms, Mary Deland, Josie Titus and Cora Patterson.
Reminders were given for the upcoming events including: the Amish trip, the C.O.A. picnic, remembering Lucy, and ringing of the bells to let freedom ring will be held on July 4 at 2 p.m.
Members stayed after the meeting to play Bingo.
Collins Center Seniors
COLLINS CENTER - The meeting for the Collin Center Seniors on Monday was reported a success, with a lunch enjoyed by members. Several new trips were announced.
The Alaska cruise tour presentation night will be held Tuesday, July 19, at 6 p.m. at the Gowanda American Legion. Call Irene Pfeifer at 532-4268 or Bridget Farner at 532-9586 if interested in attending. Light refreshments will be available.
A new trip entitled "Meet the Makers" is planned for Thursday, July 21. The group will travel to Erie, Pa., and meet the makers of Romolo's Chocolate, the Erie Brewing Co., Arrowhead Winery and Burch Apple Farms. Stops will be made at Urbankiak's Meat Market and for lunch at the Concourse of Union Station.
Another new trip is the "Wine and Roses, Castle and Cruise" on Thursday, Aug. 18. The first stop is at Belhurst Castle for a luncheon buffet and presentation on the intriguing history of the castle. The group will also stop at the Belhurst Winery. In the afternoon, trip-goers will meet Captain John and enjoy a cruise on Seneca Lake aboard Rose Lummis, a 1953 Mississippi river boat.
Seats are available for the Black Hills of South Dakota trip Sept. 6-15 featuring Mt. Rushmore and Crazy Horse Memorial and many other points of interest. This trip is going with a full size motor coach. Non-members are welcome.
One more new trip is "Salute to the Crooners" on Wednesday, Sept. 21. The group will be off to The Station Dinner Theater in Erie, Pa., for a tribute to renowned crooners such as Tony Bennett, Nat King Cole, Perry Como, Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra. The trip includes dinner and show, as well as a stop at Presque Isle Casino.
Other upcoming trips include "Diva and the Italian Guy" Oct. 4, "The Lion King" at Shea's with dinner at Prime 490 restaurant Oct. 27, a trip to the Fabulous Food Show in Cleveland in November and dinner at Salvatore's Italian Gardens in December.
For more information, contact Pfeifer or Farner. Make checks payable to Collins Center Seniors, 13851 Quaker St., Collins, NY 14034.
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 "Every Sunrise Brings a Blessing" was given by Chaplain Josie Wierczynski. A moment of silence was observed for service men and women.
The minutes of the previous meeting were read by Secretary Wierczynski. They were accepted as read by Betty Korzeniewski with a second by Marian Genovese.
The treasurer's report was read by Treasurer Ruth Mackowiak. It was accepted as read by Irene Christopher with a second by Kitty Lehnen.
Attendance prizes were won by: first, Jim Griswold; second, Shirley Palmatier; and third, Jean Kubera.
Helper of the day was Korzeniewski and others who assisted.
The kitchen committee for July 5 is Shirley Palmatier.
There will be a free luncheon on July 19. Sign up before July 12. The menu is Swiss steak, mashed potatoes, beets, muffins and pudding.
Lake Shore Senior Citizens
Lake Shore Senior Citizens met at the Dunkirk Senior Center on Wednesday. President Charlene Hallmark led the members in the Pledge of Allegiance and singing of "God Bless America."
A reading entitled "When Troubles Overwhelm" was given by Chaplain Loretta Hemink. The minutes of the previous meeting were read by Secretary Hemink. They were accepted as read by Ronnie Ginley with a second by Sandy Tapasto.
The treasurer's report was read by Treasurer Sophia Urbanik. It was accepted as read by Dorothy Cooper with a second by Betsy Stanley.
The first raffle was won by Annette Arnone, Beatrice Tilley and Carol Kozlowski. A tickets drawing was won by some members.
July 6 is the Lake Shore Seniors' dinner. All reservations must be in this week. There will be no meeting on July 6 because of the dinner.
The club made a donation to Joan Zielinski, Chautauqua County Home and Chautauqua Adult Day Care.
Sheridan Happy Seniors
SHERIDAN - The Sheridan Happy Seniors met June 24 at St. Bosco Hall with 43 members present. President Ellyn Sutehall opened the meeting with all joining in the Pledge of Allegiance, and singing "God Bless America" and the Happy Seniors theme song. A prayer for all was given by Mabel Warner, followed by the roll call.
The minutes of June 10 were read by Clara Griffin and passed as read. The treasurer's report was presented by Angie Logan and accepted.
Sutehall announced the Chautauqua County annual senior picnic on Aug. 12. The fee is $5 per person for the picnic at Midway Park on Chautauqua Lake. A bus may be available in Fredonia; more information will follow at a later date.
In late summer, the Sheridan Happy Seniors may have a hot dog roast.
Jo Wehust will send a get-well card to Iva McClenathan.
Table drawings were won by several members and the Riles and Woolley prize was won by Virginia Pasierb.
Local residents Joyce Haines and Kathy Damiano presented a comedic skit about the elderly going grocery shopping, forgetfulness, taking medications, driving, high cholesterol and more.
The food committee for July 8 is Wilma Crowell, Irene Coon, Marge Crosgrove, Pat DePasquale and Evelyn Dloniak.
Silver Creek Seniors
SILVER CREEK - The Silver Creek Seniors met Tuesday on Route 5 with 24 members attending. President Ed Newman opened the meeting with all saying the Pledge of Allegiance and singing "God Bless America." Dorothy Miniri presented a prayer in place of Irene Conny, who was absent. Special get-well prayers were offered for Dan Conny and Iva McClenathan.
The minutes of June 21 were read by the secretary and passed by Milt Griewisch and Harry Suski.
Drawings of cash prizes were won by Joanne Martin, Bud Anger and Bob Kittell. The numbers drawing was won by Rose Falcone and Mary Ann Seibert.
John Krestic presented a few stories. Marv Smith called Bingo.
Birthdays honored for May and June were Marv and Fran Smith, Seibert and Griewisch. Cake and ice cream were served by Seibert and Clara Griffin.
The seniors will hold their annual hot dog roast on July 5 at noon on Route 5, with watermelon, potato chips and cold drinks.