Silver Threads

Silver Threads By Nila Fostvedt History of the center continued â�?�? 214 E Main, 1970, the time had come to elect an executive board. Members were: Mrs. I.E. Larson, president; Howard Connors, vice president; Mrs. Maurice Severson, secretary; Mrs. Gertrude Dahl, treasurer; Mr. and Mrs. Gus Westre, members at large; Mrs. Robert Bremer, chairman of the center committee and Phillip B. Crew, legal counsel. A federally funded nutrition program is one of the programs offered by the Senior Citizens Center.�?  Approximately 26 persons were fed a noon meal, four days a week, at the center.�?  Meals were catered by a local restaurant.�? The cost was $1. If someone couldnâ�?�?t afford the meal they were still most welcome. Mildred Lane was site hostess and Margaret Sletwold helped her serve the meals.�?  Activities at the center included craft projects, educational events, travelogues, birthday parties, potlucks, musical programs, china painting and games such as chess and cribbage.�?  Several quilts were also put together. Clinics involving health care, foot and ear care were conducted. Growing activities and memberships indicate that additional room would soon be needed. Committees were set up to plan a new building. More about the changes and growth of the center in the next silver threads. Donâ�?�?t miss the fall fundraiser on Thursday, Sept. 25 at the senior center. This dinner is co-sponsored by members of Trinity Lutheran Church and the senior center. The meal begins at 5:30 p.m. after everyone is seated. The menu includes pork loin roast, potatoes and gravy, salad, vegetable and beverage. Tickets are available for $7 each at the center (320 W. Main) and the meal is open to the public. You may purchase your ticket in advance or at the door. Please show your support for the senior center and enjoy a great dinner.�?  The â�?�?create a craftâ�? for this month will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 26 for the Paint a Pumpkin can. Stay for lunch and return to finish the back of the cans. There are several on display at the center.�? Please sign up in the office.�?  �?  Final opportunity to sign up for National Motor Club (auto membership) is Monday, Oct. 13. Cost is $48 per year. Sunday, Oct. 12 is the next Pancake Fundraiser from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.�? The senior men serve the best pancakes and sausages in the area.�? There is always plenty of food plus socializing and this event is open to the public. Visually impaired will be meeting on Monday, Oct. 20 at 1 p.m. because of the holiday this month.�?  Otherwise they meet the second Monday of each month. This group meets to discuss options for different types of support and equipment for visual impairment. Be watching for more information on the Senior Fair scheduled for November. Remember that someone special with a membership to the senior center for only $20 per year or $175 lifetime. For membership you need to be only 55 years of age.�? Members receive a monthly newsletter, are welcome to participate in the daily activities and events such as educational and health programs sponsored for senior citizens, share in the book and puzzle exchange and many other benefits. The center always welcomes volunteers and financial support, either is greatly appreciated.�? If you or your group would like to sponsor an event, please contact the center at 624-8072. Be watching for more events and activities in the next â�?�?Silver Threads.â�? �? 

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