AUSTIN EDITION -- SENIOR COLUMN -- Still time to buy chances in quilt drawing
By Paulette Anderson
I hope everyone had a great time visiting the Mower County Fair last week and eating all that great food and enjoying the entertainment. Did you buy chances on the beautiful quilt we had on display? If not, we are still selling chances at the center and will draw for it on Sept. 10, during our Senior Fest celebration.
Remember to join us at the center Wednesday for Marg Hallman's retirement party. Marg has worked in the craft room for more than 20 years and will be missed. The festivities will run from l p.m. to 3 p.m. in the main dining room. Coffee and bars will be served.
Many activities are going on at the center during the day. On Mondays and Thursdays, blood pressure is checked from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. and on Wednesdays and Fridays from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. Tai chi is available. A card game or two goes on every day at 12:30 p.m. and Monday and Tuesday evenings, too. The pool room buddies meet each day and the craft room is open to volunteers each day at 9 a.m. A writing class is held Tuesday mornings for those interested in documenting family history.
Semcac Senior Dining is available from 11:30 a.m. until noon, Monday through Friday. The public of all ages is invited to dine. For those 60 years of age and older, the cost is $2.50, and those younger than 60, just $4.25. Coffee is extra. Menus are subject to change, but here's what is set for the coming week.
Tuesday: Spaghetti with meatballs.
Wednesday: Italian chicken.
Friday: Ham slices/salad sandwich.
Aug. 19: Chicken dish.
Card tournament results
Friday cribbage: first, Val LaVallie; second, Donna Wickstrom.
Daily pinochle winners: Hilton Henschen, David Solomonson, Florence Lenoch, Arnie Lang.
Weekly whist: first, LaVerne Leidall; second, Mary S. Johnson; third, Ron Peters; door prize, Idore Larson.
Weekly bridge: first, Dick Hansen; second, Lil Dugan; third, Nate Wiese; fourth, Doris Hemmer; door prize, Edna Russell.
Weekly cribbage: first, Mildred Hays; second, Margaret Williamson; third, Lorraine Low; fourth, Millie James; door prize, Dorothy Peterson.
Weekly 500: first, Betty West; second, Willard Ballantyne; third, Dave Solomonson; fourth, Bernice Thompson.
Tuesday night 500: first, Phyllis Helgeson; second, Mitzi Plath; third, Marion Zimmerman; fourth, Bernice Thompson.
Tuesday night bridge: first, Vandy Neuman; second, Dick Hansen; third, Pat Swenson; fourth, Mary Ann Storry; door prize, Nellie Evenson.
Paulette Anderson is director of the Mower County Senior Center.