Cassadaga, Stockton and Lily Dale Senior Citizens
CASSADAGA - The April meeting of the Cassadaga, Stockton and Lily Dale Senior Citizens was held recently at the Cassadaga American Legion with 23 members present for the tureen luncheon at noon. Ruth Swanson gave the blessing before lunch. Ruth Swanson, Dana Josephson and Josephine Lawson of the April kitchen committee were thanked.
The April door prize was won by Ruth Swanson and the 50/50 was won by Dana Josephson. Pat Wise was recognized for her April birthday and there were no April anniversaries.
The business meeting was opened by President June Wollett. The secretary's and treasurer's reports were given by Florine Christy. There was no business. Cards will be sent to Richard Hamilton on the death of his mother, Dorothy, who has passed away and Ray Haines who is ill.
The next meeting will be held May 14 with a tureen luncheon at noon.
Following the meeting, a musical program with Hank Elling and his grandson Josh Williams was enjoyed by the group.
Collins Center Seniors
COLLINS - The next meeting for the Collins Center Seniors will be Monday at the Gowanda American Legion, with a pot-luck lunch at noon followed by a short meeting. Members are reminded that payment is due for the Rat Pack show.
Passengers for the trip to Gettysburg are asked to stay after the regular meeting at 1:15 p.m. to receive final information and luggage tags.
Seats are available and non-members are welcome on the Tuesday, June 19 trip to the Riverside Inn Cambridge Springs, Pa., for a lunch and to see an updated, faster-paced and funnier version of Neil Simon's "The Odd Couple," Oscar and Felix. The group will also stop at Karen's Angel's Gift Shop & Coffee Bar and Finney's Chocolates. Payment is due Monday.
Seats are available and non-members are welcome on the Tuesday, July 31, trip to Auburn for lunch at the historic Spring Side Inn and to see "My Fair Lady" at the nearby Merry Go Round Playhouse. Payment is due.
The "Puff and Stuff" trip will be Aug. 16. The group will go to Erie, Pa., to pick up the tour guide and head to the Brotherton Covered Bridge in Waterford, next to Furman's old time General Store. The lunch will be at Pufferbelly's Restaurant, a 1908 renovated firehouse, followed by a visit to the Firefighters Historical Museum and a one-hour cruise aboard the Victoria Princess.
A trip is planned to see the "Tribute to Country Legends" show at the Medina Stone Farm Dinner Theater Aug. 28. Participants will enjoy a Nashville-quality music show and home-cooked family style luncheon.
On Sept. 18, a journey will be taken to see the fall colors of Letchworth followed by lunch at the Glen Iris Inn.
Due to an overwhelming response to the "Ride The Rails" West Virginia trip Oct.1-3, a second motor coach will be added if enough people are interested.
Bobby Vinton will be performing one day only at the Gale Center in Niagara Falls, Canada, on Nov. 26. Following the matinee show, trip-goers will enjoy dinner and tour through the annual Festival of Lights Holiday Displays.
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, N.Y. 14034.
Dunkirk Senior Center Board of Directors
The Dunkirk Senior Center Board of Directors met recently at the club rooms with Barbara Bajdas presiding. The meeting was opened with the recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance.
Carol Kozlowski reported that the May Gala would be held on May 20. The menu will include appetizers, punch, cheddar and broccoli soup, sausage, peppers and onions, macaroni salad, baked beans and dessert. Delphine Woloszyn reported that the Craft Committee completed favors for St. Patrick's Day and is now working on the July 4 favors.
Stella Michalak reported on membership. There are now more than 300 paid members.
Patricia Pacos, sunshine chairman, reported sending five sympathy cards, 10 get-well and four thank you cards.
Kozlowski reported for the House Committee. She noted that 50 chairs were purchased as well as a computer. Two flag kits were purchased and will be installed at each entrance of the building. New soap dispensers will also be installed.
Bajdas reported that the Hamburg Casino trip on April 17 was sold out and that reservations were now being accepted for the May 8 trip to Niagara Falls and June 12 trip to Salamanca.
Plans are being made for an August trip to Atlantic City. Bajdas also noted that the Zumba Gold Exercise classes on Thursday afternoon are successfully well attended.
The schedule of senior programs was reviewed. Additional programs were discussed and will be evaluated.
Election of three new directors will take place on April 15 during the Gala. The president thanked the three retiring directors, Jean Szot, Patricia Pacos, and Helen Barone for their years of faithful service and encouraged them to continue to volunteer in the organization.
The board was then treated to a luncheon provided by the Independent Health Exercise Group. Each member brought a dish to pass which was served with roast beef sandwiches. Prizes were awarded.
After the luncheon a group of 10 JCC students and two facilitators assisted the directors with setting up, decorating and preparing for the Sunday Gala. When finished, they helped further organize the library while others picked up the grounds. This was a community service project while on spring break. Their goal was to interact with the seniors.
Lake Shore Senior Citizens
Lake Shore Senior Citizens met at the Dunkirk Senior Center on Wednesday. President Barb Barberich led the members in the Pledge of Allegiance and singing of "God Bless America."
A reading entitled "Song of the Bluebird" was given by Chaplain Loretta Hemink.
The minutes of the previous meeting were read by Secretary Hemink.
They were accepted as read by Jean Kubera with a second by Charlene Hallmark.
The treasurer's report was read by Treasurer Carol Kozlowski. It was accepted as read by Sophia Kubasik with a second by Jane Steffan.
Attendance prizes were won by Ronnie Ginley, Dorothy Sarzyniak and Agnes Warner.
Helper of the day was Stella Michalak and others who assisted.
The kitchen committee for April 25 is Barberich and Sophia Urbanik.
Mt. Carmel Social Club
SILVER CREEK - Vice President Dorothy Miniri called the meeting to order with the Pledge of Allegiance at St. Rose Hall. Twenty-eight members were present. Chaplain Carm Morabito read a poem called "Easter Prayer."
Secretary Hilliker read the minutes, Acting Treasurer Melanie Bates and Financial Secretary Jeannette Mula gave their reports and all were approved as read.
The Mother's Day/Fathers Day luncheon will be held on May 16 at the Clarion. The group had all enjoyed the St. Joseph's luncheon as did all the guests.
Pat Morrelle announced the chicken and biscuit dinner at St. Rose on April 25, 4 to 7 p.m.
Leo and Joe Ark held the 50/50 and Joe and Theresa Ark called Bingo.
The club is open for membership and welcomes newcomers.
Silver Creek Seniors
SILVER CREEK - Silver Creek Seniors met at noon April 10 for the club's annual Easter luncheon on Route 5. Twenty-eight people were in attendance, including three new members, Mary Congdon, Fred and Shirley Sikorski. They were welcomed into the club.
Before the club lunch, President Ed Newman opened the session with all saying the pledge to the flag and singing "God Bless America," followed by a prayer given by Chaplain Irene Conny. A ham dinner was enjoyed, after which Lorrie Newman read a few short stories.
Number drawings were held with several people winning.
Joanne Martin reminded members about the bus trip April 25 to the Niagara Falls Casino. Call her at 934-3458.
The Pattons were selected as food committee for the following meeting.
The Silver Creek Seniors reconvened Tuesday on Route 5 with 22 members. present. President Newman opened the meeting with all saying the pledge to the flag and singing "God Bless America." Conny gave a prayer answer. Newman announced that his wife had successful foot surgery Monday and will need prayers for recovery.
Minutes were read by Secretary Clara Griffin and accepted by Milt Griewisch. Several people won prizes from number drawings.
Bingo was called by Marie Smith. On April 24 at the 1 p.m. meeting, the club will have a table full of items for sale.
Food committee will be Dorothy Miniri and Lucille Wells.
Sinclairville Senior Citizens
SINCLAIRVILLE - The recent gathering of the Sinclairville Senior Citizens group included a fun auction of items, conducted by auctioneer President Elaine Palmer-Titus. The opening bid on the very first item was by a spirited Nellie Sharp.
"This is the way the bidding is to be done, with enthusiasm and a desire to have the items," Secretary John Sipos said.
The auction, assisted by member Diman Smith, sold many items for the good of the organization, and brought a lot of laughter and an enjoyable time for all.
The meeting which began with a luncheon at the Sinclairville Firehall Community Dining room, was opened with a prayer led by President Titus, asking that members remember those who are ill and those standing in need. A variety of food was brought by the members and there was more than ample amounts for all. As always, a fancy dessert was prepared by sunshine chairman Betty Wielgasz. Festive table decorations were provided by Marge McIntyre and Claudia Wittenbrook.
Drawings were conducted by Bill Wittenbrook. Recipients included Titus, Diman Smith, Louisa Smith, Jim Odell, Linda Parmenter, Nellie Sharp, Fran Odell, Betty Wielgasz, Martha Harmon, Laura Turzillo, McIntyre, Claudia Wittenbrook, Bill Wittenbrook, Diane Shaw, Susan Sipos and John Sipos. Laura Turzillo, Claudia Wittenbrook and Diane Shaw were honored for their birthdays and the birthday song was sung to them.
The minutes of the previous meeting were read by the secretary and the financial report was given by Treasurer Claudia Wittenbrook.
A one-day bus tour is planned for June 13 to East Aurora and will include a luncheon, a visit to Vidler's store and the Made in America Store in Elma. The bus is filling fast, so reservations must be made by May 1 by calling Claudia Wittenbrook.
The next meeting will be on the second Tuesday in May at noon in the Sinclairville Fire hall Community dining room. Table decorations will be coordinated by Diman Smith with many others helping. The lunch will be a tureen dinner. The program will be the Tanglewood Musical Group. New members are always welcome.
Sheridan Happy Seniors
SHERIDAN - On a cool, sunny spring day, 34 members and guests met at St. John Bosco Hall for a Sheridan Seniors session.
President Ellyn Sutehall opened with a prayer by Mabel Warner and then all saying the pledge to the flag, singing Happy Senior song and "God Bless America." Roll call was given by Mabel Warner. Betsey Peachmen is hospitalized. Minutes were read by the secretary and the treasurer's report by Angie Logan; both were accepted.
Program chairman Bob Sutehall introduced Warren Riles and Mark Woolley from Forestville. They presented a talk on an educational and behavioral learning experience for students and adults. The Starflight Mock DWI crash team completed 15 successful seasons of anti-drinking and driving high school programs every four years in Chautauqua County. With firemen, judges, sheriffs, students, teachers, counselors and Coroner Riles all taking part, it has been well received by the schools. An ambulance and helicopter are always needed. It is a one and a half hour program.
The club was given a reminder that there is a senior bus trip to Seneca Niagara Casino Wednesday, April 25. Reservations may be made by calling Joanne Martin at 934-3458 or Angie Logan at 965-4150. Cost is $16 and participants will receive $25 in slot coins and a $5 food voucher. A June 12 bus trip is planned to go on the Maid of the Mist boat, lunch at the Red Coach Inn and the aquarium. Cost is $70. For reservations, call the above names.
The Riles and Woolley drawing was won by Enabell. The 50/50 was won by Jo Wehust and Clara Griffin. Food for April 27 will be provided by Delores Trewiler, Burdella Warner, Theresa Warner, Mabel Warner, chair, and Jo Wehust. President Sutehall will be absent April 27, so Vice President Mabel Warner will take over the session.
COLLINS - The 50-Plus Seniors Program at L. K. Painter Community Center has scheduled a trip to Seneca Niagara Casino on Thursday, June 28. Cost is $16 for residents of the towns of Collins, Perrysburg and Persia and $17 for all others. A minimum of 40 paid passengers is required for the tour price and to receive the incentives of $25 Seneca Slot Dollars and a $5 food voucher.
A five-hour casino stay is required and passengers must be 21 years of age. Passengers must have one of the following to receive the incentives from the casino: a valid state-issued drivers license, passport, passport card or military ID. Proof will be checked prior to boarding. Motor coach will depart at 10:45 a.m. from the center's front parking lot. Payment is due with reservations. As with all 50-Plus Senior trips and programs there is no membership dues and all area persons are welcome.
Vacancies are available for the following trips: "The Carol Burnett Show," a variety musical comedy, Sunday, July 29 at the Station Dinner Theater in Erie, Pa. Trip includes motor coach transportation, a two-hour stay with $10 free slot play at Presque Isle Casino, and show and a buffet dinner at the theatre. Cost is $76 for residents of the three towns and $77 for all others.
An afternoon baseball game is set for Thursday, Aug. 16 at Coca-Cola Field in Buffalo when the Bisons meet the Leigh Valley Iron Pigs at 1:05 p.m. Cost of $23 for the 3 towns and $24 for all others includes, school bus transportation, game admission, hot dog and soda.
Payment is due with reservations and will be refunded if trip is canceled due to insufficient interest by June 30.
A few openings are available for the June 6-8 trip to see "Jonah" at Lancaster, Pa. Total cost is $285 based on double occupancy. For more trip information, call Joan Byrne, senior program coordinator, 532-2507. Final payment for "Jonah" is due no later than April 30 at the Collins Town Hall. Trip flyers are available in the senior room at the center during regular program house.
Payment for trips must be made by check or money order made out to Town of Collins, and sent to the Collins Town Hall, attention Joan, P.O. Box 420, Collins NY 14034.
There are still vacancies for the April 24 AARP Driving Course but pre-registration is required and must be made by calling 532-2507 no later than Monday at noon. Presently the fate of the June driving course hinges on the filling of the April course. Attendees of the April 24 class are reminded to bring their NYS Driver's Licenses and a pen. Class starts at 9 a.m. and parking in the rear lot is recommended.
Gentle Arthritis Exercises at 10 a.m. in the gym has been canceled for this week due to conflict with AARP Course.
Volunteers are needed to work on Christmas items at the Community Service Program Friday, April 27, at 1 p.m.