COLLINS - The possibility of going to see the Lennon Sisters is looking dimmer every day so this will be the final week in which to sign up for those who are interested but haven't yet made the call to 532-2507.
Two of the sisters who made their debut on the Lawrence Welk Show in 1955 will be at the Historic Riviera Theatre on Oct. 4 along with a younger sister who joins in bringing the distinctive family harmonies to the North Tonawanda stage for one appearance only at 7:30 p.m. Cost is $44 for residents of the Towns of Collins, Perrysburg and Persia and $47 for all others.
The AARP Defensive Driving Course with its special price of $5 for anyone with present or previous employment in the education field will be held this Tuesday at 9 a.m. in the L. K. Painter Community Center. Pre-registration is required and can only be made by calling 532-2507. A few seats are still available.
This Wednesday is the final day until Oct. 3 for Quilting with Florence at the Collins Public Library. Florence Reynolds and her quilters are taking a well-earned vacation during September as library staff and The Friends of Collins Library prepare for its annual book sale in the library's Community Room, normally home to the quilters for their weekly sewing.
There will also be a bake sale during the library's three-day book sale and the quilters again have generously donated some quilted pieces to be raffled off during this annual fundraiser for the Collins Library. Volunteers are always needed to help set up the book sale and to donate baked goods.
Due to preparations for the book sale, Showtime, the monthly movie co-sponsored by the Library and the 50-Plus Seniors, will not be held in September.
Those who have been enjoying open crafts on Wednesday afternoons have asked if they can continue to meet during September and Pat Tucker, leader of this growing weekly event, has agreed except for the first week in September when she will be unavailable.
There are still openings for the year's final trip to Seneca Niagara Casino on Nov. 1. Cost is $16 for residents of the three towns and $17 for all others. Incentives are $25 in slots dollars and a $5 food voucher. Motor coach will depart at 11 a.m. from the center's front parking lot. Reservations are to be made by calling 532-2507.
Grape Belt Seniors
The Grape Belt Seniors held another successful potluck lunch on Wednesday, Aug. 22. There was a tremendous array of salads, casseroles, breads and desserts. The seniors were also delighted to have two special guests at the luncheon - Dr. Mary Ann Spanos, director of the Chautauqua County Office for the Aging, and Patricia Christina, Town of Pomfret councilwoman. The pot-luck luncheons are scheduled for noon on the fourth Wednesday of the month. The next luncheon will be on Sept. 26 and all seniors are invited.
Board meetings are held on the first Wednesday of the month. The next meeting is scheduled for 10:15 a.m. on Sept. 5. Members of the community can call 672-4049 with suggestions.
On Monday, Sept. 17, there will be a special Customer Appreciation Day trip to the Niagara Casino. For $25, participants will receive $25 in slots and in addition there will be a free buffet. The bus leaves the Big Lots parking lot at 9:15. To take advantage of this offer, or to reserve a seat for the Amish Day Trip on Tuesday, Sept. 11, call 672-5778 or 672-5274 or 679-1943.
Mayville Senior Citizens
MAYVILLE - Forty-seven members of the Mayville Senior Citizens met for lunch and a meeting at the Mayville VFW. Louise Richer, Dolly Gilbert, Bonnie Johnson and Mary Carlson set the tables and made the coffee. Jeff and Sandy Wagner prepared and served sloppy joes which were enjoyed by all. Mary Carlson called the table numbers after Chaplain Dianne Goodrich asked a blessing for the food.
After the variety of casseroles and desserts were enjoyed, President Joyce Ayres called the meeting to order. Goodrich read several stories about children and "Thankful for Each Season" and led the group in prayer. Ayres led the flag salute. Secretary Izetta Ayling read the minutes and Treasurer Edna Brown gave her report. Senior Council Representative Jeff Wagner stated there would be a Dinner Dance on Sept. 19 at the Kiantone fire hall for all seniors and there would be a seminar about aging on Sept. 27 at the Lakewood Rod and Gun.
Goodwill Chair Carlson announced the birthdays for August as life member Ruth Patterson, Juanita Gering, Nancy Cole, Alice Paulus, Pauline Wright, Victor Harris, Joyce Ayres, Mary Carlson, Francis Himelein, Sylvia Colby, Louise Richir, Agnes Briggs, Dorothy Krause, Bonnie Johnson, John Brightman, Sandra Derbish, Dick Ressler, Bob Barnes and Sally Fahy.
Those celebrating wedding anniversaries are Mr. and Mrs. James Subjack, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Wright and Mr. and Mrs. Carl Witherow.
Trip co-chairs Sandy Anderson and Jean Kelsey said all was ready for the trip to Pigeon Forge on Aug. 20. The bus will arrive at 5 a.m. There are still seats available for the September trip to Vidler's and Made in The USA store, a great time to Christmas shop. Payment for that trip is due at the first September meeting. There are only five seats left for the trip to Cambridge Springs in November.
The person called for the lottery was not present, so it grows. Fern Abrams won the door prize, a dozen ears of corn donated by Rex Wilson.
The next meeting of the Mayville Senior Citizens will be on Sept. 6 in the Mayville VFW at noon. Bring a dish to pass and your own table service. The annual chicken barbecue will be on Saturday, Sept. 22. Reservations are required. There will be a sign-up sheet at the Sept. 6 meeting.
Silver Creek Seniors
SILVER CREEK - President Carm Tampio opened the meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance. Chaplain Carm Morabito read a prayer called "Let Me Serve." Jose Crino took the roll call with 45 present.
Secretary Thelma Hilliker read the minutes and they were approved as read. The president gave the treasurer's report and it was also approved. Jeanette Mula gave the financial secretary's report which was approved. The refreshment committee for the Sept. 5 meeting is Louise and Jim Crolle, Morabito and Dorothy Miniri. The president announced that the annual steak roast will be held on Sept. 19. Leo and Joe Ark did the 50/50 and Bingo was called by Joe and Theresa Ark.
After the meeting was adjourned, the group enjoyed sausage, corn on the cob, tomatoes, salad and watermelon. It was enjoyed by all. The club is open for membership and welcomes newcomers.
Sheridan Happy Seniors
SHERIDAN - The Sheridan Happy Seniors met recently at St. Bosco Hall with 33 members present. President Ellyn Sutehall opened the meeting with asking Bob Wray to give a prayer followed by the pledge to the flag, singing "God Bless America" and the Happy Senior song.
Roll call was given by Mabel Warner. Sutehall announced that Milt Griewisch is at his daughter-in-law's home, 1178 Moran Drive, Silver Creek.
The treasurer's report was given by Angie Logan and the secretary's report by Clara Griffin. Both were accepted.
Pat DePasquale lost her son recently. Condolences were extended to her and her family.
A nice time was had by several who attended the Hawaiian theme party on Aug. 16 at St. Columban's.
The Riles and Woolley drawing was won by Gertie Syper. Sue Loeb and Rita Boyland both won number drawings.
Monday, Sept. 24, there will be a bus trip to Albion Town Hall and lunch nearby at $60. See Joanne Martin, 934-3458, for details.
The refreshment committee for Aug. 31 at 1 p.m. will be Pat Smith, chair, Sue Townsend, Delores Trewiler, Burdella Warner and Mabel Warner.
Bob Sutehall introduced the speaker Bob Ciesielski, an attorney from Sierra Club, Buffalo, who spoke on hydrofracking for natural gas, not just a rural landowner issue.