COLLINS - The only 50-Plus Senior Program's weekly activity for the month of September will be Open Crafts with Pat Tucker on Wednesdays at 1 p.m. in the senior room of L. K. Painter Community Center.
Quilting with Florence is taking a well deserved vacation for the month as the Collins Public Library will be setting up for its annual Book and Bake Sale Sept. 15, 16 and 17 in the Community Room. The quilters have donated some quilted items to be raffled off during the three days and will soon be on view in the display case at the library's entrance.
The Oct, 1 trip to Ft. Erie Slots and Raceway and Lunch at Green Acres Restaurant is filled and Sept. 14 is the final day for payment to be received at Collins Town Hall.
The Roger Williams Christmas Concert at the Riviera Theatre is also filled and Oct. 20 is the final day for balances to reach the Town Hall. All trip checks are to be made payable to Town of Collins and mailed to Collins Town Hall, attention Trips, P.O. Box 420, Collins NY 14034.
Vacancies are available for the musical comedy "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee," on Sunday, Oct. 23 at SUNY Fredonia. This will be a matinee showing followed by a Soup Supper at the L. K. Painter Community Center.
Cost is $30 for residents of the towns of Collins, Perrysburg and Persia and $32 for all others. Sept. 28 is the final day for reservations and refundable payment if insufficient interest.
Registration is open for the Oct. 25 AARP Driving Course in the Lounge Room of the center. Pre-registration is required and must be made by calling 532-2507. Cost is $12 for those with AARP membership and $14 for all others. Those signing up are asked to have membership card available when calling.
Payment is by check or money order; cash will not be accepted and must be made out to AARP and sent to Collins Town Hall, Attention AARP, P.O. Box 420, Collins NY 14034. Payment is due within five days after making telephone reservations.
Aug. 29 was a perfect day for the annual picnic. Sixty-five members and guests enjoyed a wide variety of food and desserts.
President Robin Carr greeted everyone and introduced the guests. Alberta Blakely gave the table blessing.
A moment of silence was observed for all sick and deceased members. The death of Lorraine Cieplinski on Aug. 26 was noted. Prayers were offered for Bob Seekings who is at Absolut Care in Westfield.
August birthdays were Angelo Zanghi, Joe Gatto, Fran Gatto, Harold Bervoltz and Tom DeJoe.
It was noted that Robin and Dan Carr celebrated their wedding anniversary. Guest speaker was Natalie Luczkowiak, a community health representative, spoke on health care changes. The September meeting will be catered which includes pizza and chicken wings. Robin Carr will provide the salad. The cost is $3 per person. To sign up, call Rita before Sept. 20. The committee will be Maggie Rogers, Rita Stonefoot, Julia Schrantz and Pat Smith. Plates and silverware will be provided by the seniors group.
Attendance prizes were given to Artie Donovan and Margaret Jagoda.
The 50/50 prizes were won by Angelo Zanghi, Gatto, Ruth Neil, Erma Cott, Joan Bertrando, Sara Erickson and Jeanne Snyder. The secretary's report was not given. The treasurer's report was given by Stonefoot.
Member played Bingo called by Bob Jagoda and Margaret Jagoda.
Dunkirk Federated Seniors
The Dunkirk Federated Seniors met at the Dunkirk Senior Center on Tuesday. President Loretta Hemink led members in the Pledge of Allegiance and singing "God Bless America." A moment of silence was observed for our service men and women.
A reading entitled "To Make a Choice" was given by Chaplain Josie Wierczynski. The minutes of the previous meeting were read by Secretary Wierczynski. They were accepted as read by Jean Kubera with a second by Betty Korzeniewski.
The treasurer's report was read by Treasurer Shirley Palmatier in the absence of Ruth Mackowiak. It was accepted as read by Irene Christopher with a second by Kitty Lehnen.
Attendance prizes were won by Helen Barone, Palmatier and Betty Korzeniewski.
Helper of the day was Korzeniewski and others who assisted. The kitchen committee for Sept. 6 is Mackowiak.
Pizza and wings were enjoyed by the members. Some members stayed to play cards.
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 "A Candle Glows" was given by Chaplain Loretta Hemink. The minutes of the previous meeting were read by Secretary Hemink. They were accepted as read by Agnes Warner with a second by Sophia Kubasik.
The treasurer's report was read by Treasurer Urbanik. It was accepted as read by Hemink with a second by Irene Christopher.
Attendance prizes were won by Dorothy Sanders, Christopher and Urbanik.
Helper of the day was Stella Michalak and others who assisted. The kitchen committee for Sept. 7 is Sandy Tapasto and Beatrice Tilley.
Share and Care Seniors
Share and Care Seniors held their annual indoor picnic Saturday, Aug. 27, at the Fredonia Beaver Club with 100 reservations. President Dorothea Janczak greeted the members and introduced the Share and Care board of directors: Vice President Sam Sasso, Treasurer Mayme Joy, party and membership chairperson Rose Cerrio, Carolyn LoGuidice, Sue Jane Walsh, Betty Klawon, Charles Mancuso and Lucille Rizzo. Those unable to attend were Russell Trump, Secretary Margaret Larson and Phyllis Laurito. Also introduced was Bill Kane, musician and vocalist, who played such songs as "Ain't She Sweet," "Roll Out the Barrel" and "Side By Side."
The group recited the Pledge of Allegiance and sang "God Bless America."
Margaret Valone said the blessing prayer. Beavertail Caterers served hors d'oeuvres during the social hour. At 5:30 p.m., the catered buffet consisted of: baked chicken quarters, Italian sausage with onions, rigatoni, tossed salad/dressing, rolls. Beverages available included punch, coffee, tea and a cash bar. Ice cream was served for dessert.
Janczak announced that the next Share and Care party would be an autumn party in October at the Fredonia Beaver Club. Watch the OBSERVER Living pages for details.
Jeanine Smith, OFA director for the Town of Pomfret, was introduced. She briefly described her program at 32 Moore Ave., Fredonia.
Janczak also urged members to consider running for board of directors. Interested members should contact chairperson Phyllis Laurito at 679-1060. The board meets once a month to plan programs for its members.
A 50/50 raffle was held with the following winners of the $10 prizes, which included Frank Kruszynski, Pat Smith, Lucy Saeli, Mayme Joy, Rosalee Owen, Josie Lautenalaker and Peter White.
Quarter Bingo followed the meal with the following winners: Dorothy Godina, Angie Logan, Jeanine Smith, Eileen Gardner, Frank Kruszynski, Emma Merow, B.J. Tripp, Anita Brown, Alan Jones, Jennifer VanValkenburg and Rita Lombardo. For more information on Share and Care, call 673-1049.
Silver Creek Seniors
SILVER CREEK - Silver Creek Seniors met Tuesday on Route 5 with 21 members. President Ed Newman opened the session with all joining in saying the pledge to the flag and singing "God Bless America," continuing with a couple of "inspirationals" from Guidepost by Clint Eastwood.
Prayers for health issues needed for Dorothy Miniri, Irene Conny and Bob Kittell.
Minutes were read by the secretary of Aug. 23 and passed as presented.
Jokes were read by John Krestic.
Bingo was called by Ernie Hilliker, using the new Bingo machine with larger balls and cards.
Prizes were won by several people. The Pattons are in charge of food, for Sept. 6. Flu shots will be given in the Silver Creek building, from 9 a.m. to noon on Oct. 1.