Silver Threads

Vermillion Center News

History of the senior center written by Nila Fostvedt:

�Put on your Easter Bonnet with all the frills upon it.�  It�s Spring style show 1977 at VSCC.  Before a packed house, 15 men and women modeled fashions.  From the Squire Shop, Albert Ramsell wore a four-piece suit and a casual shirt and slack outfit; from Phyllis� Fashion and Fabrics, Elsie Kucera and Evelyn Erickson modeled Spring pant suits and Lance Isaak and Deanne Sachav wore Spring clothes for little boys and girls; modeling a long gown, dressy knit suit and coat and a pantsuit from the Four Seasons were Rena Jackson and Nora Moosemeir; from Hanny�s, Ray Cash chose a three-piece suit and casual jumpsuit; J. C. Penny�s pantsuits and a Spring coat were modeled by Lorraine Fueston, Mae Hall and Betsy Dale.  And from the Klothes Kloset, Anne Root, Margaret O�Connor, Ethel Swanson, Louise Eckman, Clara Danielson, and Margaret Sletwold modeled pantsuits, dressy dresses, and a long gown.  Narration was by Judy Gregoire of ESA.  Chairmen of the show were Ann Severson from the Senior Center and Shirley Isaak from ESA.  Other Alpha Lambda girls assisting were Janell Tepley, Audrey Gillen, and Florence Prusha.

Decorations were provided by Willson�s Florists.  Cookies and coffee were served following the show.�

You can never do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late.

The Vermillion Center would welcome you for activities, games and meals.  You don�t even need to drive, just call Vermillion Transit for a ride to and from your home and head to 320 W. Main.  You are welcome anytime.

More history from Nila in the next Silver Threads.

Activities & Events

of the center:

Saturday, May 7 � Spring Salad & Sandwich Luncheon.  Watch for more information on this event.  All proceeds will benefit the Center.

Sunday, May 16 � Pancake Breakfast at the Center 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (second Sunday of every month, except May); suggested donation of $4.

Silent Auction & Gift Shop The silent auction event continues with items added and removed as we get appropriate bids.  The center gift shop contains items made or donated by members and friends of the center.  We have many wonderful items including afghans, baby quilts, pot holders, gifts, glass dishes and more.  If you have items you would like to donate, please call or bring the items to the center.  The auction & center store items are open to the public.

Activities available:

Pinochle & Scrabble on Mondays at 1 p.m.; Pinochle and Dominoes on Tuesdays at 1 p.m.; Pitch & Bridge on Wednesdays at 1 p.m.; Bridge and Dominoes on Thursdays at 1 p.m.; and Knit, Stitch & Portable Crafts on Friday at 10 a.m.

Pancake Sunday is always the second Sunday of each month (except in May) from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The cost is $4 for pancakes, sausages, coffee & juice and is prepared by the senior men of the center. 

 Visually Impaired meet the second Monday of each month at 1 p.m. at the center.  They meet to discuss options for different types of support and equipment for visual impairment.

Foot clinic is held on Tuesdays at the center by Sanford Vermillion Clinic, call 624-2611 for an appointment.

Vermillion Medical Clinic presents a program on health topics and checks blood pressure � check the center for date.

Hy-Vee pharmacy visits once a month to assist with prescription help and diabetes information.

The Dakota Senior Meals prepares and serves food Monday through Friday at the center.  The nutrition program is a separate program under the direction of ROCS and receive state and federal funds to help pay for a small portion of the meal cost.  A donation for your meal helps support the program that is available to anyone age 60 and above.

All members of the center receive a monthly newsletter with scheduled events and activities plus a menu from Dakota Senior Meals. Members are encouraged to participate in the daily activities and events, educational and health programs, share in the book and puzzle exchange, participate in fundraisers and other activities or events.  Members need to be only 40 years of age and pay an annual fee of $25 per year or $250 lifetime.

The senior center is a non-profit organization that welcomes volunteers and financial donations.  We sponsor monthly fundraisers and send out requests to businesses and organizations in the community as our means of funding. If you or your group would like to help sponsor a fundraising event, please contact the center at 624-8072.  Be watching for more events and activities in the next �Silver Threads.�

Volunteers needed:

� to sort greeting cards, magazines, puzzles, etc.

� line dance or exercise instructor.

� to help with fundraiser dinners serving and clean up.

Donations:

Donations or sponsors from businesses or friends of the center are needed monthly to help pay for the food and supplies for each fundraiser. Thank you for any financial support you can provide to the center. All donations and sponsors are recognized in our monthly newsletter. Your support is so appreciated.

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