MAYFIELD - The Bannertown 50 Plus Club met on Dec. 12 for the Office for the Aging luncheon. Patrick Keane led in devotions in a prayer for the good times and the bad. It was followed by "The Lord's Prayer."
After lunch, Jim Conkling and MaryAnn Evans spoke about the volunteer organization, the Sacandaga Task Force for Senior Living. They arrange for entertainment on meeting days, provide a rental bus for activities and enlist people to do odd jobs for seniors. They hope to reach their goal for senior housing for the area.
President Carl Edwards opened the meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance. He then read a poem, "My First Christmas in Heaven," a tribute to those who have lost loved ones in the past year.
Linda LaVada read the roll call; there were 24 in attendance. There were no new members.
Larry Akey was presented with 30 boxes of cereal plus other staples for the Presbyterian Church Food Pantry.
For the treasurer's report, Joan Bezio noted that the club had raised $94 at its craft table during the quilt show in November and $24 was raised at the pictures with Santa in December.
Members voted to make a basket to be raffled at the January event to benefit Heather Hanson, in which members will bring something with a winter theme. The club also will do a tree with scratch-off lottery tickets. All should bring a ticket to the Jan. 9 meeting as well as something for the basket.
On Jan. 9, the club will be celebrating November and December birthdays with cupcakes and ice cream. The cupcakes will be provided by Nancy Hayes and Ann Malin, volunteers.
After the adjournment, drawings were held. The winners were Sue Wemple, the door prize; Carl Edwards, the 50-50; Pat Keane, who returned to the club, $1.
Shirley Frederick won the Christmas basket.
Many members participated in the cookie swap.