Collins Center Seniors
COLLINS CENTER - Passengers for the Locks and Carousels trip on Tuesday, July 12, are reminded that the motor coach will depart from Gabels' parking lot at 8:30 a.m.
Everyone is welcome to attend Alaska Cruise Tour Presentation Night Tuesday, July 19, at 6 p.m. at the Gowanda American Legion, hosted by the Collins Center Seniors and Know How Tours. Contact Irene Pfeifer or Bridget Farner to make reservations. Light refreshments will be available.
Seats are available for the Meet the Makers trip 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. A lunch will be enjoyed at the Concourse of Union Station and stop at Urbankiak's Meat Market.
Seats are available for our Black Hills of South Dakota trip Sept. 6-15. Transportation will be a full-size motor coach with plenty of room for everyone to stretch out.
Contact Pfeifer at 532-4268 or Farner at 532-9586. 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 "Life's Long Road" was given by Chaplain Josie Wierczynski. The minutes of the previous meeting were read by Secretary Wierczynski. They were accepted as read by Charlotte Hallmark with a second by Marian Genovese.
The treasurer's report was read by Treasurer Ruth Mackowiak. It was accepted as read by Jean Kubera with a second by Kitty Lehnen.
Attendance prizes were won by: Ruth Mackowiak, Genovese and James Griswold.
Helper of the day was Hallmark and others who assisted.
The kitchen committee for July 12 is Helen Barone.
A moment of silence was observed for deceased member Lilian Carmello. A free luncheon will be held on July 19. Sign up before July 12. Swiss steak is on the menu.
Share and Care Seniors
The Share and Care board of directors met for their monthly meeting on Tuesday at 32 Moore Ave., Fredonia. President Dorothea Janczak called the meeting to order and the board heard reports from Secretary Margaret Larson and Treasurer Mayme Joy, which were accepted.
Appreciation was expressed to Charles Mancuso and Rose Cerrie for planning the installation banquet.
The president explained the changes in the member of board members from 12 to 15. Any Share and Care member who wishes to be considered as a candidate for board member is encouraged to contact nominating chairperson Phyllis Laurito at 679-1060.
The president circulated a flyer to board members from the County Office for the Aging regarding their annual county wide picnic on Friday, Aug. 12, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Midway Park.
Janczak gave the sunshine report for Lucille Rizzo. Sympathy cards were sent to the families of recently deceased Share and Care members Bessie Caccamise and Bernice Taddio Sottile.
A "thank you" note was sent to Share and Care from Fredonia Mayor Stephen Keefe for his invitation to the installation banquet. A get-well and thank you card was sent to Charles Collesano for his $200 donation to Share and Care.
Betty Klawon reported on the bus trip to Riverside Inn to take place on Tuesday, July 26, to see the musical comedy "Honky Tonk Angels." The trip costs $64 per person for Share and Care members; $74 for others. This includes lunch (vegetarians accepted), trip and gratuities and leaves at 10:15 a.m. behind Big Lots store at D&F Plaza. It returns about 5 p.m. The trip may accommodate a few more people if contact is made immediately to Klawon at 679-0726.
Flyers are now available for the Share and Care indoor picnic scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 27, at the Fredonia Beaver Club. Doors will open at 3 p.m. for card players. The social hour with hors d'oeuvres and live music by Bill Kane playing popular oldies will be from 3:30 to 5 p.m. At 5:15 p.m., a buffet dinner will be served by Beavertail Caterers. At 6 p.m. Bingo (quarter) will be played with 10 $5 prizes. The cost of admission is $5 for paid up Share and Care members; $10 for non-members. Checks are to be made out to Share and Care Seniors and mailed to P.O. Box 446, Fredonia, N.Y. 14063.
For more information on the picnic and membership call Rose Cerrie at 679-4386. Reservation deadline is Friday, Aug. 19. For more information on Share and Care, call 673-1049.
Sinclairville Senior Citizens
SINCLAIRVILLE - Each summer, the Sinclairville Senior Citizens hold a picnic. This year's summer luncheon picnic will be on Tuesday at the Stockton Firemen's Grounds in the Briggs Pavilion. Hot dogs will be provided and cooked by Diman Smith, with the condiments being provided as well. Members who attend are asked to bring a dish of food to pass to add to the luncheon, along with their own table settings. Bottled water will be provided as well. Games and activities will be the program for the day. All are encouraged to attend this annual summer event.
At the recent meeting held in the Sinclairville Firehall dining room, President Elaine Palmer-Titus opened the meeting with some stories and then led the group in prayer prior to the tureen lunch. Those standing who are ill or standing in need were remembered.
All those attending brought a dish of food to pass and there was a large variety to select from for the meal.
Drawings were conducted by Bill Wittenbrook. Grand prize recipients included Titus and Martha Harmon. Other prizes were awarded to Louisa Smith, Linda Parmenter, Sis Morley, Bill Wittenbrook, Betty Wielgasz, Laura Turzillo, Diman Smith, Clara Richardson, Marge McIntyre, Roberta Barber, Norvale Martin-Gane, Audrey Prosser, Martha Harmon and Claudia Wittenbrook.
Treasurer Claudia Wittenbrook read the financial report.
The program for the luncheon was world traveler Loren Kent. Kent spoke on his recent tour to Italy, including Rome and Venice. To help the audience with the talk, Kent distributed a booklet of photographs of the places that he visited, which included museums, churches and various historical buildings. He talked about the lifestyle in Italy and added some points to those who are considering traveling. Kent's talk was very inspiring, and made many members feel that they want to book a tour of Italy.
Titus thanked Kent for his time and talk, and then added that she hopes to see all at the summer picnic.
COLLINS - The wrong dates for the last two AARP Driving Courses for the year at L. K. Painter Community Center were inadvertently listed in last week's 50-Plus Senior activities. Correct dates are Tuesday, Oct. 25, and Tuesday, Nov. 29. Openings are still available for the Tuesday, Aug. 30. class. Pre-registration required and can only be made by calling Joan Byrne, 532-2507.
The bus for the Made in America trip Thursday, July 14, will depart promptly at 8:45 a.m. from the center's front parking lot. All are asked to be on time as the group is scheduled for a 10 a.m. trolley trip at Hidden Valley Animal Adventure.
The first trip to the Seneca Niagara Casino will be on Monday, July 18. Motor coach will depart at 11 a.m. from the front parking lot. Due to transportation scheduling, patrons will not be allowed to leave anything on the bus while at the Casino.
Anyone thinking about going to the Roger Williams Christmas Concert on Dec. 13 should make their reservations before the deadline on July 20. Thirty-five travelers are needed to go and early reservations and $20 deposits are needed in order to hold ticket and lunch reservations. Deposits are refundable if trip is canceled.
Wednesday's senior activities are: Quilting with Florence, 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Community Room of Collins Public Library; Open Crafts with Pat Tucker, 1 p.m., senior room, Painter Center.