By Velma Pauley
The members of the 127 South Senior Center met March 22 for their regular games. Arlene Simmons called the bingo numbers, and Dr. Galloway furnished the prizes. Lucy Elmore opened the regular meeting, with Joy Moyer giving the prayer and Mario Gambaccini leading the pledge to the flag.
Jan Neitzke gave the trips report. The next trip will be to Memphis/Tunica April 15-19. The bus will leave the center at 8 a.m. May 18 will be the trip to Sutton General Store, etc. The cost is $55, with the money due by April 12. This is a sold-out trip. The June trip to England, Wales, Scotland and lreland is on schedule and sold out as well. The July 9 day trip to the Day Lily Farm is $50 is due by June 1. The Jack Daniel's Distillery trip in August is sold out. There are two seats available on the second trip to Mackinac Island Sept. 22-28. Oct. 8 will be the trip to Dollywood, and it is sold out. ln November, members will enjoy the play Suite Surrender at the Cumberland County Playhouse with the cost of $37, which includes lunch at Gondola. Jan is still working on details about the Grand Ole Opry trip set for Dec. 11 to see the Rockettes.
Nancy Fincher gave the sunshine report and asked members to keep all those mentioned in their prayers. Tom Fincher announced he is in charge of Music of the Cumberlands at the Palace. It will be held June 8.
Lucy reminded members to bring in items for the 127 sale and that there is free bluegrass music every Thursday night at the senior center. Also, the senior center always need volunteers to help in the kitchen so please sign up if you can.
On Saturday, April 13, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., there will be an AARP Safe Driving Course at the senior center. To attend you must pre-register by calling Leonard Stark at 456-1994. Cost is $12 for AARP members and $14 for non-AARP members.
Gene Brown and the Cumberland Mountain Boys performed for the seniors, keeping them on their toes with toe-tapping music. After the table blessing, Elaine Mumme and the kitchen helpers served meatloaf with sides
brought in by members. This week they do not need desserts with their fifth Friday lunch. Remember, just sandwiches and salads.