Senior Club News
COLLINS – Seats are still available for the 50-Plus Seniors Monday, June 24 trip to the Seneca Niagara Casino. Cost is $15 for residents of the Towns of Collins, Persia and Perrysburg and $16 for all others. Incentive is $25 Slot Dollars. Motor Coach will depart at depart at 10:45 a.m. from the front parking lot of the L. K. Painter Community Center, Main Street, Collins.
Call Joan Byrne, senior program coordinator, at 532-2507 for reservations. Payment is due with reservations and checks should be made to Town of Collins, attention trips, P.O. Box 420, Collins NY 14034.
A reminder: Final day to pay balances of $66 for the Buffalo Grain Elevator Tour on July 25 is Wednesday, June 26. Once again the checks should be made out to Town of Collins and sent to Collins Town Hall, attention trips, P.O. Box 420, Collins NY 14034. Early payment would be greatly appreciated.
Movies still will be held the first Friday of the months of June, July and August in the Community Room of the Collins Public Library. Quilting with Florence continues on Wednesdays at the Collins Library until September when the group will take a well earned holiday in order that the Community Room can be used for the annual Collins Library Book Sale.
A plan for a trip to Cross Roads in Chautauqua County is being explored for August and will be announced shortly. Cross Roads opened its 16th season on Saturday, May 11 and is located approximately 6 miles outside of Westfield. Cross Roads is only open on Saturday and offers a wide variety of wonderful goods from many of the shops in the county. Further details to be announced shortly.
Grape Belt Seniors
The Grape Belt Seniors continue to have a large attendance at their Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 9 a.m. low impact exercise and toning classes. Just before the class lifts weights, they take a few minutes to make announcements, which include members’ participation in various non-profit activities. This week mention was made of the Relay for Life taking place on the Fredonia campus on Saturday. Members were also reminded that food is being collected at the Center for donating to the Rural Ministry. Two large boxes of non-perishables have already been delivered. In addition, the exercisers can always count on being entertained by the spontaneous comments made by different participants. The “too much information” award generally goes to Catherine Pratt and Wanda Szymanski. The group not only exercises together but also laughs together and helps each other out when needed.
The Readers’ Theatre met on Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. to share stories and have fun. They will not meet in July and August but will start up again on Wednesday, Sept. 4.
On Tuesday, June 11 the bus trip to the Pittsburgh IKEA will leave from the parking lot behind Big Lots at 7 a.m. and will return at 8 p.m. Water and donuts will be provided on the bus. Payment for the June 25 Niagara Casino trip and for the July 11 trip to Lockport needs to be made by June 12. Call Judy Marino at 672-5268 with questions or to arrange payment. Membership dues are continuing to be collected throughout the month of June.
Lake Shore Seniors
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 the singing of “God Bless America.”
A reading entitled “Enjoy Today” was given by Loretta Hemink.
The minutes of the previous meeting were read by Secretary Hemink. They were accepted as read by Barb Barberich with a second by Marion Genovese. The treasurer’s report was read by Treasurer Betty Korzeniewski. It was accepted as read by Carol Kozlowski with a second by Jean Kubera.
A motion was made to buy an 8′ dining table for the dining area.
Plans are underway for an Aug. 9 picnic at Midway Park with Office of the Aging. A bus will be furnished for the trip. More information will follow.
Attendance prizes were won by Kozlowski, Peg Williams and Albertine Jakubowicz. The helper of the day was Irene Christopher. Others assisted.
The kitchen committee for June 12 is Carol Kozlowski and Pat Kozlowski.
A motion to adjourn the meeting was made by Betty Erick with a second by Nancy Woloszyn.
Pioneer Social Club
FORESTVILLE – The Forestville Pioneer Social Club met Monday with Ruth Kuehn presiding. The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Janice Polisoto and the opening prayer was given by Dorothy Merrill. Roll call was answered by 27 members.
The secretary’s report was read by Peg Heiden. A motion to accept was made by Jane Penhollow and seconded by Marlene Bradigan.
Bradigan gave the treasurer’s report, which was accepted by Gertie Syper and Angie Logan.
“Happy Birthday” was sung for the June birthdays of Lois Bentzoni and Barb Tower.
The lunch ticket winners were Bradigan and Logan. The 50/50 winners were Enebel Mirando and Frankie Thom. The Riles and Woolley prize was won by Marjorie Hock.
The Mother’s Day and Father’s Day luncheon will be held at the Sunset Bay Restaurant on June 13 at 1 p.m.
A motion was made by Nancy Wilson and seconded by Mirando to have Arlene Miller order a new microphone.
The club would like to hold a driving safety course in October. Anyone who is interested may contact Logan at 965-4150.
“Sunshine Gal” Heiden sent a get well card to Betty Kuzora.
The refreshment committee for the July 1 meeting includes Carol Pierce, Dorothy Schneider and Norma Steward.