Seniors arriving early enjoyed coffee, snacks, dominoes, jigsaw puzzles and reading. Bingo prizes today were donated by WyndRidge Health Center. The group would like to thank Michael Denny for his support. Bingo was called by Arlene Simmons with assistance from Marietta Dion and Velma Pauley.
The opening prayer was done by Jean Wettlaufer and the Pledge of Allegiance was led by Leonard Hollender. Jan welcomed everyone and introduced Nancy Fincher, the Sunshine Lady. Fincher advised all members to pray for those in need. Remember Ginny Herbert, Beverly Fenton, David Dijon, Richard Gadwell and Joy Moyer.
Jan announced two new members today, Jim and Kiki McNally. They reside in Arizona in winter but will now be in Crossville during summer months. The group is glad to have them joining, and they were also lucky at bingo during the meeting.
July 15-27 is the Nova Scotia trip. Be at the center by 7:30 a.m. to check in with Jan at the front desk before boarding the bus.
The General Jackson trip money was due today.
Don’t forget to use Kroger cards to benefit the center. On June 29, all workers will receive a free lunch for helping set up for the corridor sale, which is the first weekend in August.
Per Gene Brown, there is no Bluegrass during June and July, but their wonderful sound will return in August. The picnic is July 12 and will be catered by the Flying Pig. They do a great job serving all members and the food is delicious. Remember to arrive early as bingo starts at 8:30 a.m. on that day. The next game day is Tuesday, July 9, at 11:30 a.m. See Helen Lord for information about attending the game day.
July calendars are at the front desk and quilt tickets are on sale. Leonard has sold over 100 tickets so far. Any member wishing to sell tickets should see Jan. There are 30 tickets in each envelope and the drawing for the quilt will be done during the corridor sale in August. The names of Chris Norris and Rita Marvin were added to the memorial plaque. They will both be greatly missed.
Multi-talented performers for today were Gary Nash and Jay Fox. They sang many wonderful hymns of contemporary gospel. The songs were composed by the two of them and CD’s were available for a love offering. The group would like to thank Tom Fincher for bringing this entertainment. Bob Jones led the Manna prayer which was followed by a lunch of baked meatloaf that was made and served by Betsy Erickson, along with the many side dishes prepared by members. The food brought each week is appreciated. The group would like to thank all of the volunteers, especially the kitchen and dining room helpers. Anyone who would like to cook the entrée or volunteer in any way can talk to Jan, Fred or Anna Cox.
Stay cool and hydrated and have a safe and happy July 4.