COLLINS - There are no senior activities this week with Quilting with Florence and Showtime, the monthly movie co-sponsored by the 50-Plus Seniors and the Collins Public Library, canceled due to the library Community Room getting set up for its annual three-day book and bake sale and quilting raffle on Sept. 13-15.
Wednesday's Open Crafts in the L. K. Painter Community Center's Senior Room will also be closed this week only due to another commitment by instructor Pat Tucker. Quilting with Florence will return to the library on Oct. 3. Majority of the 50-Plus Senior regular activities will resume the first week of October. Watch for the opening schedule later in the month in this publication.
There has been a change in name for one of the back rooms of the center. What used to be called the Lounge Room is now the center's Community Room and is available for conferences and as a meeting room. This is the room that for many years has been used for Youth Center activities and is large enough to house the 35 adults needed for the AARP Defensive Driving Classes. For information on its use, call the Town Hall at 532-4887, Ext. 102.
There are a few vacancies for the Nov. 1 trip to the Seneca Niagara Casino. This will be the final casino trip for the year. Incentive is $25 in Seneca Slot Dollars and a $5 food voucher. Cost is $16 for residents of the towns of Collins, Perrysburg, Persia and $17 for all others. Motor coach will depart at 11 a.m. from the front parking lot of the Painter Center, Main Street, Collins. For reservations, call 532-2507.
The L. K. Painter Community Center, the Collins Public Library and the Collins Town Hall will all be closed Monday for the Labor Day celebration. All grandchildren, attention: Grandparents Day will be celebrated on Sunday, Sept. 9 so remember to give them a big hug and kiss to let them know they are loved.
Brocton Portland Seniors
BROCTON - The Brocton Portland Seniors met Monday, Aug. 27 at Brocton American Legion with President Robin Carr calling the meeting to order.
Fred Brown led the Pledge of Allegiance and Chaplain Alberta Blakely held moment of silence and gave prayer of thanks. The committee of the day was Mary Tripi and Bill Norris. Hot dogs and hamburgers were cooked by Bob Jagoda, Tom DeJoe and Art Donovan, which went well with the variety of picnic foods from the members. Following the luncheon, President Carr introduced Ruth Conti and Dory Johnson who entertained the group with interesting stories combined with a grand sing-a-long of old time tunes thoroughly enjoyed by everyone.
Secretary and treasurer reports were read and approved. A card was sent to Ron Woodcock in memory of Irene Woodcock, a past seniors club member. Also noted, Allen Jones is in Brooks Memorial Hospital and a card will be sent to him. Birthdays included Erma Colt, who turned an active 90 in July, followed by August members Angelo Zanghi, 92, Tom DeJoe, Harold Buvoltz and Ruth Patterson. All enjoyed singing the happy birthday song. Robin and Dan Carr were congratulated on their anniversary.
Tripi announced a senior bus trip on Wednesday, Sept. 19 leaving from the Brocton Legion at 8:45 a.m. The trip will take participants to the Made in America Store, Byrncliff Resort in Varysburg for a complete lunch buffet followed by musical entertainment of Anastazja, a family band, and ending at Premium Coffee Company in Lackawanna. For more information contact Tripi at 792-9748.
The table sale items will be shared equally by people and the club by motion of Lena Elliott, seconded by Pat Nixon and passed by all. Door prizes were won by Kate Cranston and Angelo Zanghi. The raffle winners were Rudy Arynardi, Tom DeJoe, Carm Johnson, Lena Elliott and Erica Abram.
The next meeting will be Monday, Sept. 24 at noon at the Brocton Legion. After much discussion, there will be a catered luncheon of pizza and wings to cost $3. Sign up with Rita Stonefoot at 792-4565 by Monday, Sept. 17. Members need to bring table service and optional salad and dessert. Coffee and tea will be furnished. Motion to adjourn made by Dottie McQuiggan and Kate Cranston.
Collins Center Seniors
COLLINS CENTER - Collins Center Seniors enjoyed nice weather for the August picnic meeting.
The motor coach for the Sept. 11 trip to the Seneca Niagara Casino will depart from the parking lot behind the stores on Main Street in Gowanda at 8:30 a.m.
On Oct. 23, the group will enjoy a variety of interesting stops in Ohio Amish country. There will be stops at Country Side Bakery, Miller's Custom Cabinet Shop, an Amish family-style dinner, Nauvoo's Family Market, and Ridgeview Farm and Country Market.
A Nov. 6 trip is planned to North East, Pa. Stops include Arrowhead Winery, a family-style meal at the Station Dinner Theater as they present a tribute to the big band era "Swingin' Down the Lane," followed by Presque Isle Casino for gaming.
On Dec. 5, the seniors will head to the Seneca Niagara Casino to enjoy an amazing performance by "Mr. Las Vegas" Wayne Newton. His shows are full of energy and entertaining from start to finish. Seats are limited.
On March 24, 2013, the seniors are going to enjoy the performance of "Sister Act" at Shea's Buffalo Theater. A dinner is included following the show at Ilio Dipaolo's restaurant.
An April 13-21, 2013, trip to New Orleans is planned. The trip includes four nights in New Orleans with a city tour including the French Quarter, cruise on the Mississippi Queen, a visit to Houmas Plantation and Gardens, Mardi Gras World, New Orleans School of Cooking, Jackson Brewery, Highlights City Tours of Atlanta, Ga., and Nashville, Tenn., and much more.
Contact Irene Pfeifer at 532-4268 or Bridget Farner at 532-9586 for more information on trips. Make checks payable to Collins Center Seniors, 13851 Quaker St., Collins, NY 14034.
Grape Belt Seniors
The trips planned by the Grape Belt Seniors have been well received by the community. The trip to the Niagara Casino on Sept. 17 has a waiting list. There are still a few seats available for the Amish Day Trip to Ohio on Tuesday, Sept. 11. A three-day trip to the Mohawk River Valley is planned for Oct. 16-18. The tour includes motorcoach and rail transportation, two nights lodging and four meals. Highlights include the Herkimer Diamond Mines, Erie Canal and Mohawk River cruise, Catskill Mountains, Cooperstown, National Baseball Hall of Fame, The Farmers Museum and much more. For information on any of the trips, call 672-5778 or 672-5274 or 679-1943.
The board will meet at 10:15 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 5 to plan upcoming special events and discuss other club activities. Interested seniors can call 672-4049 with their suggestions or questions.
The exercise class, which meets Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9 until 10 a.m., continues to grow in popularity. Catherine Pratt, the instructor, is always adding new routines and new challenges to the group. After class there is always coffee and good conversation. Members of the community are invited to join either or both of these activities. A beginning line dancing class will start on Monday, Sept. 24 taught by Jean Sutton. The class will meet at noon and the charge is $2 per class. New and old members are invited to participate in this great activity.
The Visiting Nursing Association will be offering flu and pneumonia vaccinations on Friday, Oct. 5 from 9:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. All these programs take place at 321 E. Main St.
Share and Care Seniors
Share and Care Seniors Picnic was held on Saturday.
Karaoke by Heather Pawlak was enjoyed along with card games and hors d'oeuvres. Charles Mancuso led the singing of "God Bless America" and the Pledge of Allegiance before dinner. After dinner, 50/50 was held and winners were Pat Lemanski, Kathy Damiano, Charles Burtner, Emily Wilcox, Audrey Parker, Nara Greco, Nelson Maggio, Mary Congdon, Josie Crino and Judy Perry.
Bring was played with Carolyn LoGuidice and Russ Trump assisting. The winners were Grace Grimes, Charles Burtner, Judie Perry, Bob Deszcz, Lucy Saeli, Phyllis Laurito, Barb Burtner and Emily Wilcox. The next dinner party will be in October.
SILVER CREEK - Silver Creek Seniors met Tuesday, Aug. 25 on Route 5 with 27 present. Chaplain Irene Conny present a reading before the group enjoyed a pizza party, after which President Ed Newman opened the session with the pledge to the flag and singing "God Bless America." Minutes were read by Secretary Clara Griffin and were passed. Lorrie Newman read a story.
Milt Griewisch would welcome visitors at 1178 Moran Dr., Silver Creek.
Jane Park had a fall and could not attend.
Prizes were won by Bart Adams and Janice Snyder. The 50/50 raffle was won by Thelma Hilliker and Lorrie Newman. Bingo was called by Ernie Hilliker.
Lorrie Newman and Mary Congdon are in charge of cake and ice cream on Aug. 28 for the recognition of July and August birthdays.
Silver Creek Seniors
SILVER CREEK - Silver Creek Seniors met Tuesday with 25 members and two guests. President Ed Newman opened the meeting with all reciting the pledge to the flag and singing "God Bless America." A prayer was presented by Dorothy Miniri in place of Chaplain Irene Conny. Newman announced Milt Griewisch is in room 108 at Lake Shore Hospital and Dorothy Jones is at her daughter's. Jane Park is still out due to being sore from a fall.
Prizes were won by Rose Falcone and Miniri. Also prizes for numbers drawn upon by Corkie Patton, Mary Congdon and Fran Smith.
"Happy Birthday" was sung to 12 of the members for July and August birthdays. Guests Ceil Prystal and Lucy Roloff, mother and daughter were present. Bingo was called by Marv Smith. Food committee for Tuesday, Sept. 4 will be Joyce Snyder and Clara Griffin.