Senior Club News
Collins Center Seniors
COLLINS CENTER – The Collins Center Seniors decided that June, July and August meetings will be held in the pavilion at the Gowanda American Legion. It will be a pot-luck lunch as always, but the club will provide hot dogs. Call Kim and Jack Newton at 241-7187 if planning to attend so they will know how many hot dogs to purchase.
The motor coach for the trip to the Seneca Niagara Casino on June 18 will depart at 8:30 a.m. from the parking lot behind the stores on Main Street in Gowanda. Members will head to the Casino again on July 16.
A few seats are available and non-members are welcome for the trip to the Hidden Valley Animal Adventure on July 10.
On Sept. 22, members are off to Pennsylvania to start the day with a brunch at the Cross Creek Resort in Titusville before they will hop aboard the Oil Creek and Titusville RR for a relaxing ride. The group will visit the Drake Well Museum and stop at the Debence Antique Music World and Museum before heading home.
On Oct. 6-9, the seniors will travel to the Hudson Valley for a “fall spectacular” and tour West Point, the Culinary Institute of America with dinner, Purple Heart Hall of Honors, Rhinebeck Aerodrome, Mills Mansion, Orange County Choppers, enjoy a cruise on the Hudson River aboard the Commander, and lots more. Seats are available and non-members are welcome.
Tony Orlando will be performing at the Seneca Niagara Casino on Dec. 11. He is one of America’s most endearing and enduring stars; the 30th anniversary of his recording “Tie A Yellow Ribbon Round The Ole Oak Tree” was recently celebrated. The price for the Collins Center Seniors’ trip to see Orlando includes motor coach transportation, tickets to the show, slot dollars and a food voucher.
For additional 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.
Grape Belt Seniors
The Grape Belt Seniors are pleased that so many participants have been attending exercise class on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 9 a.m. Regardless of the weather outside, the temperature in the center is always conducive for exercising. After class, more and more people are staying for the coffee hour.
The next Grape Belt Seniors trip to the Niagara Casino is scheduled for Tuesday, June 25. The price is $25 and each bus passenger receives $20 in slot dollars and a $5 food voucher.
On Thursday, July 11, there is a bus trip to Lockport for a locks and canal cruise, followed by a canal side buffet lunch. There will be a stop at the First Presbyterian Church, where six original Tiffany windows can be seen. The trip also includes an afternoon tea and a stop at a farm that was part of the Underground Railroad. The cost for this all-day trip is $88.
On Monday, Aug. 5, there is a trip called Lunch with Sherlock, which includes a theatrical production, food, a surprise gift, some beautiful scenery along the way and stops at two local markets. On Thursday, Oct. 10, the GBS are offering a trip to St. Jacobs, Ontario, Canada, for a day of shopping and exploring. To make a reservation for any of these trips, call Judy Marino at 672-5778.
Membership dues are being collected all month by Jane Russo. Stop by the Center at 10 a.m. on Monday, Wednesday or Friday for a cup of coffee, some dessert and some fun conversations.
Lake Shore Senior Citizens
The Lake Shore Senior Citizens met at the Dunkirk Senior Center on Wednesday. President Stella Michalak led the members in the Pledge of Allegiance and singing of “God Bless America.” A reading entitled “Make Your Day” was given by Loretta Hemink. The minutes from the previous meeting were given by Secretary Hemink. They were accepted as read by Mary Hayes with a second by Agnes Warner.
The treasurer’s report was read by Treasurer Betty Korzeniewski. It was accepted as read by Sophia Kubasik with a second by Betsy Standera.
Attendance prizes were won by Mary Hayes, Mary Dworak and Hemink. Helper of the day was Hayes. Others assisted.
A motion to adjourn the meeting was made by Betty Kornacki with a second by Carrie Gawronski.
There was a Mother’s Day dinner held the Dog House on May 22. Twenty-five attended. A prayer, “Dear Lord,” was read by Hemink. There was a raffle for small prizes. The dinner was enjoyed by all.
Sheridan Happy Seniors
SHERIDAN – The Sheridan Happy Seniors met for the club’s Memorial Day cook-out. The Seniors provided the hot dogs and rolls, condiments and soda; Bob Fancher did the cooking; Susan Townsend donated the charcoal and many members brought dishes to pass. Thanks are extended to all who contributed.
The meeting was held after the cook-out. The prayer was offered by Arlene Miller, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance. Members sang “God Bless America” and the Happy Senior anthem. The roll was taken, secretary and treasurer reports were accepted as read.
The Mother’s/Father’s Day luncheon will be held at The Colony on June 11 and service will begin at 12:30 p.m. Doors will open at noon.
The next meeting is on Friday, June 7, and the St. Columban’s Chorus will serenade the group.
The 50/50 was won by Bob Fancher and Ellyn Sutehall, and the Riles and Woolley drawing went to Burdella Warner.
Silver Creek Seniors
SILVER CREEK – The Silver Creek Seniors met May 21 with 25 members present for an ice cream social. All members joined in saying the pledge to the flag and singing “God Bless America.”
Chaplain Irene Conny presented a prayer titled “One Day, One Thing, At a Time.”
Ed Prouse is doing well after a heart attack.
A group of singers from St. Columban’s led by Lorraine Bailey and Jane Ball came and entertained the members with some old favorites. It was very enjoyable. Lorrie Newman presented a few clever stories.
On June 4, the club hopes to host a speaker from the Health Department.
On June 11, the group will go to the Colony Restaurant at noon with the Sheridan Seniors.
The 50/50 raffle was won by several members.
The Silver Creek Seniors reconvened Tuesday with 25 members present. President Ed Newman called the meeting to order with all saying the Pledge of Allegiance and singing “God Bless America.” Dorothy Miniri said a meaningful prayer in place of Irene Conny, praying for all the people in Oklahoma who suffered losses in the terrible storm. Corkie Patton is still in the hospital recuperating.
On June 4 at 1 p.m., the club will have a salad luncheon, after which a speaker from the WCA Home in Fredonia is tentatively scheduled.
Fred Sikorski and Fran Smith won the numbers drawing.
The 50/50 drawings were won by Iva McClenathan, Clara Griffin and Mary Congdon.