Veteran’s luncheon scheduled Tuesday

FONDA — The following are the regular meetings for the Glen-Mohawk Seniors. At both meetings: The group sang “My Country ‘Tis of Thee” with Barb Furman at the piano. The Pledge of Allegiance took place. Vice President Gloria Kimball took the roll.

Oct. 29: Kimball called the meeting to order. The opening prayer was given by Chaplain Allan Taylor gave the opening prayer.

The Halloween costume parade took place with prizes awarded to the winners as follows: Furman, most original; Kimball, scariest; Peg LaBarge, cutest; Joan Daley, prettiest witch; Olive Taylor, most original witch; Beverley Guiffre, funniest; Judy Russo, most professional.

Fonda-Fultonville Central School District Superintendent Thomas Ciaccio left flyers about school functions for the year; the band will play on Tuesday at the “honor the veterans luncheon” after the group’s meeting. Due to lack of lifeguards, the senior swim program will only be from noon to 1:30 p.m. Sundays through April 26. At 1 p.m. Thursday, will be a preview of the fall play; the spring play will be the “Wizard of Oz.” Jazz festival night is Feb. 13. FFCS will try to get a bus to pick up seniors to take them to the show.

There were 28 members present and one guest.

Sunshine: Phyllis Smith corresponding secretary, passed a thank you card for everyone to sign for Alan Buck who resigned.

Trip: Olive Taylor did the following: Gave a reminder: the in-house honor the veterans luncheon is Tuesday after the meeting; has two signup sheets for the Gavin’s trip on Nov. 20; sign and check a food choice on the second sheet.

New business: Kimball is going to do another bag auction in December.

The Office for the Aging is giving out calendars.

There was no bingo because of the KFC chicken pot pie luncheon.

Mary Fox conducted the prize drawing with Furman’s help. The winners were LaBarge and Jim Douglas. The winners of the two donated prizes were Doris Hersey and Allen Taylor.

The meeting adjourned.

Nov. 5:

President Joe Mancini called the meeting to order. Furman gave the morning prayer.

There were 24 members present. Jonathan Moore was welcomed back and Karen Pickard was welcomed as a new member.

Lu Wilmot, trip co-chairman noted for next week: The last day to sign up for the Gavin’s trip on Nov. 20. There are 32 who signed up for the Veterans Day luncheon, a roast pork dinner with all the trimmings followed by an afternoon of entertainment. Olive and Lu are doing the cooking — the meat which will be catered.

Mancini noted the Christmas party will be Dec. 17, at Nicolino’s in Amsterdam, with a menu choice of chicken, beef or fish. Nicolino’s location was discussed.

Dec. 3, will be a mystery auction. Everyone is encouraged to bring in a gift, either wrapped or in a bag to auction off. A suggestion: To make things easier, name stickers be used instead of writing names on the tickets.

A pumpkin for Mom’s Morning Out was missing. It was noted no one should take anything from the church without permission.

Charlene Fonda conducted a trivia game about November in History and Mancini told a humorous joke.

The 50-25-25 raffle was held. The winners were Mancini and Lu Wilmot, with an extra gift won by Donna Daey.

The meeting adjourned. The meeting was brought to a close with Furman giving the closing prayer. Bingo followed the meeting.

By Kerry Minor

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