90th birthday party slated for Sept. 17

FONDA — The Glen-Mohawk Seniors regular weekly meeting on Friday, was called to order by President Joe Mancini at 10:30 a.m. The opening prayer was given by Chaplain Allan Taylor followed by the Pledge of Allegiance and the group singing “My Country ‘Tis of Thee” with Barbara Furman at the piano.

The roll call was taken by Vice President Gloria Kimball with 29 members present. A motion to accept the minutes of the previous meeting as read, was made by Willie Vallieu and seconded by Dorris Hersey. All approved. Olive Taylor, treasurer, read the treasurer’s report which was saved for audit. Phyllis Smith, corresponding secretary, had a sympathy card to send.

Lu Wilmot said she now has 31 signed up for the Dutch Apple Cruise on Oct. 9. She read the names of those going on the Coastal Maine trip this week. There will be no meeting on Tuesday.

The Montgomery County Office for the Aging picnic will be Friday, at the Fonda Fairgrounds.

A 90th birthday celebration for both Marie Duemler and Ruth Burke will be held on Sept. 17.

Burke gave an update on the Sept. 24, social event. She said 23 have signed up, so far, for the submarine sandwich luncheon, which includes macaroni salad, chips and a drink for $5.

Kimball said that the OFA quilt barn tour, with a full bus and a waiting list, will take place on Sept. 23. This will be a tour of the Quilt Barn Trail in Montgomery County. She then reported on their recent afternoon at the Centro Civico health fair, for all ages, at the Amsterdam Mall. She showed a blue nylon, insulated lunch bag with an included thin ice pack, that everyone was given. Those who volunteered were Kimball, Pat Putman, and Olive Taylor. Those who donated school supplies and food items were Peggy LaBarge, Connie Hoyer, Smith, Esther Porcello, and Kimball.

There was no new business.

Louise Boyer told about a friend who has undergone back surgery.

Hersey asked when the Johnstown MoviePlex will begin having senior movie matinees again. The group will have to find out about it.

Mancini had a couple of funny stories he shared today. Mary Fox conducted the prize drawing with the help of Furman. The winners were Mancini and Allan Taylor.

The raising of hands showed several people wanted to stay for bingo. Furman and Lois Collins helped with setting up and LaBarge called the numbers.

The meeting adjourned. The closing prayer was given by Taylor. The refreshment committee was Olive Taylor, chairman, Allan Taylor, Willie Vallieu, Wilmot and Shirley Yermas.

The next regular weekly meeting will be on Sept. 17, at the Fonda Reformed Church Hall. The doors open at 9 a.m. for socializing with refreshments. The meetings begin at 10:30 a.m. The Glen-Mohawk Seniors is open to all who have reached the age of 55 and over.

By Kerry Minor

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