Senior Citizen News

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Volney News

Many of our folks made it to our March 5 meeting. We sure have had some real cold temperatures for March.

Birthdays are Carrie Palmer, Alma Bowering, Mary Vesio and Sandy DeBalso. We had one guest 00 Kathie Ashley.

News members are Dora Munger and Alice Durham. Welcome aboard.

Mary Vesio won the wearing of the green contest. She was wearing everything in green. Pretty, pretty.

Our tour director has a trip for us to see the Irish Rovers at Turning Stone. We can also try our luck at the slot machines. Sounds like a fun day.

Also, there is a trip to Rochester to see the Lilac Festival in May. The lilacs are so beautiful and they smell so good. We will also go to the Lamberton Conservatory with lunch a the La Tea Da tea room.

A little nonsense now and then is cherished by the wisest men.

Submitted by Alma Bowering.

April 2 was a cold day but many of the folks made it to our meeting. We had so many different dishes of food. They were so good. I know we all eat too much, but it is hard to resist.

Kathy Van Ness from North Country Library System Outreach Services talked to us about having books sent to us through the mail. You can pick out the ones you want and also get them in large print.

April 16 was our night meeting. We had the Lake Effect Bluegrass Band perform. They are really good. We have had them before and enjoyed their music very much.

Aug. 5 is summer fun in the Finger Lakes. We will have a guided tour of Willard Chapel in Auburn – one of the few complete and unaltered Tiffany chapels known to exist.

Then we will visit New Hope Mills to shop and then we lunch at Springside Inn. Then we will enjoy a 5-minute sightseeing cruise on Skaneateles Lake.

“The reward of a thing well done is to have done it.”

Submitted by Alma Bowering

 May 7 was a very pleasant day and many of our folks made it to the meeting.

The food was so good. There were all kinds of different dishes – you sure couldn’t go home hungry.

There is going to be new apartments for seniors in Pennellville. They are in the building that used to be a school. There are two-bedroom and one-bedroom apartments. They are going to be very safe for the seniors.

Our birthday folks are Linda Secor, Charles Murphy, Madalyn Williams, Ed Warren and Carl Montroy.

Harold and Charlott Porter have a 63rd anniversary this month.

May 12 was the trip to Rochester to see the lilacs. We had a guided tour to see all the lilacs. We also stopped at Lamberton Conservatory to see the spring blooms and the tropical plants.

July 16 at noon is our picnic at Volney.

The 50/50 was won by Bev Reynolds.

Much wisdom often goes with fewer words.

Submitted by Alma Bowering

Schroeppel News

The next business meeting for the Phoenix Senior Citizens Club of the town of Schroeppel will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday June 6 at the town of Schroeppel building on Route 57A.

Bingo follows the business meeting.

On June 17, Trip Coordinator Martha Arnold has planned a trip to Albion to see the Marcy Downey Show. We will be leaving the town of Schroeppel building at 7 a.m., with a coffee stop along the way.

Included in the trip will be a visit to the Medina Railroad Museum, where we will see a 100-year-old freight depot. This beautifully restored, air-conditioned building houses a large collection of artifacts and unbelievable HO scale layout.

After the tour, we will arrive at Tillman’s Village Inn where we will have lunch and enjoy the show. — “It’s My Party: The Fabulous ‘50s and ‘60s” — featuring iconic radio hits from those memorable days.

After the show, we will depart for Brown’s Berry Patch. They have fresh picked fruits and vegetables, jams, syrups and plenty of confections to please any palate. They also have a fabulous selection of gifts.

They bake their own famous waffle cones and sundae dishes and fill them with their own ice cream or soft custard topped with berries from their farm. Time has been allotted to shop at the store.

Estimated arrived time home is 7 p.m. Please call Martha if you have any questions or want to make your reservation. Her number is 652-3990.

Picnic Chairman Janice Nielsen is taking reservations for the club’s annual picnic, set for noon to 4 p.m. Tuesday, July 8 at the Phoenix VFW. Cost per member is $5 and can be paid to Janice at the next business meeting or covered dish supper.

The next pot luck covered dish birthday and anniversary dinner is at 5:30 p.m. Friday, June 13. Please bring  a dish to pass and your own table service. Coffee, tea, hot chocolate and lemonade are provided.

The senior club is always looking for new members age 50 and up to join. Dues are $5 a year and can be paid to Treasurer Peggy Sayles at any meeting or dinner.

Anyone with questions or who needs more information should call club President Joanne Czajkowski at 622-1239.

Submitted by Joanne Czajkowski

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