COLLINS - Monday is the final day to pay balances on the 50-Plus Seniors July 29 trip to Station Dinner Theatre in Erie, Pa., for the "Carol Burnett Show - A Variety Musical Comedy." Balances are $51 for those living in the three towns and $57 for all others.
Checks should be made payable to Town of Collins must be sent to Collins Town Hall, Attention Trips, P.O. Box 420, Collins N.Y. 14034. The trip includes a stop at Presque Isle Casino where you will receive $10 in slots money. Participants must have a NYS Driver's License with them in order to obtain Players Card and receive the incentive. Passengers who have Players Cards for Presque Isle are requested to call 532-2507 to give the card numbers for the manifest sheets.
The AARP Driving Course will be held Tuesday at 9 a.m. in the Community Room of the L. K. Painter Community Center. Those taking the class are asked to park in the rear parking lot and are reminded to bring their NYS Driver's License and a pen. Vacancies are available but pre-registration is required and must be made by calling 532-2507.
Friday is the final day to sign up for the Aug. 16 afternoon baseball game between the Buffalo Bisons and the Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs at Coca-Cola Field. Cost is $23 for residents of the Towns of Collins, Perrysburg and Persia, $24 for all others and includes school bus transportation, admission, hot dog and soda. Call 532-2507. The trip will be canceled if there is insufficient interest.
Wednesday senior programs continuing through the summer include Quilting with Florence, 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Community Room of the Collins Public Library, and Open Crafts with Pat Tucker, 1 p.m., senior room of the center.
The Friends of Collins Public Library will hold an important special meeting Monday at 6:30 p.m. in the Library's Community Room. Officers, Board members and Friends members are urged to be present. The meeting is open to the public.
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 "Don't Forget to Praise Him" was given by Chaplain Loretta Hemink.
The minutes of the previous meeting were read by Secretary Hemink. They were accepted as read by Charlene Hallmark with a second by Betty Erick. The treasurer's report was read by Treasurer Carol Kozlowski. It was accepted as read by Pat Kozlowski with a second by Jean Kubera.
Attendance prizes were won by Carrie Gawronski, Stella Michalak and Ronnie Ginley.
Helper of the day was Michalak and others who assisted.
The kitchen committee for June 13 is Pat Kaus and Carol Kozlowski.
A picnic, paid for by the club, will be held after the June 13 meeting. Pizza and subs will be served.
Mt. Carmel Social Club
SILVER CREEK - President Carm Tampio opened the meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance. Chaplain Carm Morabito read a prayer called "Deep Within." Jose Crino took the roll call with 37 present.
Secretary Thelma Hilliker read the minutes and they were approved as read. No treasurer's report was given because Melanie Bates was injured and will be unable to attend for some time. Jeanette Mula gave the financial secretary's report which was approved.
The annual Strawberry Social will be held on June 20. The committee for that day is Rita Cappello, Louise Sorge, Jean McDaneld and all those willing to help.
There will be no meeting on Wednesday July 4 due to the holiday.
A thank you card was received by Joe Meck's family and a Mass will be said for him. A baby basket was donated to newborn Whitney and a thank you note was received.
The annual hot dog roast is July 18.
Leo and Joe Ark did the 50/50 drawing and Bingo was called by Joe and Theresa Ark.
The club is open for membership and welcomes newcomers.
Pioneer Social Club
FORESTVILLE - At the Pioneer Social Club's Monday meeting, John and Susan Sipos of Cassadaga were welcomed as the guest speakers. John is the Cassadaga historian. They spoke to the group about the history of the American Flag, from 1777 to the present flag. They showed the many different designs and configurations of the flag as more states were added. It was also interesting to learn the Pledge of Allegiance was originally written in 1892, with addition of words on June 14, 1923 and again in June 1954.
The meeting was called to order by President Carol Pierce. The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Marlene Bradigan and the prayer by Norma Stewart. Roll call was taken by Judy Hahn with 27 members present.
The secretary's report was read and accepted. Treasurer Marlene Bradigan gave her report. Angie Logan made the motion to accept both reports, seconded by Norma Steward.
"Happy Birthday" wishes were sung to Lois Bentzoni and Barb Tower for the month of June.
Sunshine gal Peg Heiden sent a sympathy card to Molly Meadows.
The food committee for the July meeting includes Enabell Mirando, Donna Nobles, Loretta Nobles and Norris Nobles.
The trip to Niagara Falls for a ride on the Maid of the Mist on June 12 has been canceled due to lack of interest. Anyone wishing to join the Sinclairville Senior Citizens Bus trip on Wednesday, June 13 can call Claudia Wittenbrook at 962-8411. The trip will be to the Elma Made in a America Store, Vidler's in East Aurora and lunch at the American Grille. The cost is $53 per person.
The lunch ticket drawing was won by Marjorie Hock and Tower. Both 50/50 drawings were won by John Sipos, who refused both prizes, wanting the money to go back into the treasury. The Riles and Woolley award was won by Hahn.
Let Freedom Ring, sponsored by the United Senior Council of Chautauqua County, is planned for July 4 at 2 p.m. Participants will ring the bells 13 times for the 13 original colonies at the time of the signing of the Declaration of Independence. Everyone is reminded to ring the bells or blow the horns in honor of all those who fought for the freedom. This is a simultaneous national observance.
The July meeting will be held on July 9 instead of July 2 because of the July 4 observance.
After the meeting, refreshments were enjoyed by all and many stayed to play Bingo.
Share and Care Board of Directors
The Share and Care board of directors met on Tuesday for their monthly business meeting. Reports were given and accepted by Secretary Margaret Larson and Mayme Joy.
Rose Cerrie reported on the upcoming Seneca Casino bus trip to Salamanca to take place on Tuesday, June 19. There are still a few seats available. If interested, call Cerrie at 679-4386. The bus leaves at 9:30 a.m. from the Home Depot parking lot (next to Bob Evans restaurant) and returns at 4:30 p.m. The cost is $25 for members and $30 for non-members. Each person will receive $25 machine play and $5 toward food. A July trip is planned for Tuesday, July 17.
The board approved the motion to appoint Betty Klawon to fill the vacant position of vice president.
For more information on Share and Care, call President Dorothea Janczak at 673-1049.
The next party at the Fredonia Beaver Club is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 5. Watch the OBSERVER Living page Senior News for details.