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December 5, 2013

Club activities for December

Christmas time is here again. Where has the year gone?

Many of us struggle at this time finding the right gift for that hard to buy for senior. Some suggestions I might have would be; transportation tickets, meal tickets or gift certificates for trips. All of these suggestions can be purchased in any denomination. Stop by or call 856-8627 for additional information.

The seniors have also added a holiday bazaar this year. Fran McCarthy has worked very hard getting donations from many of the seniors. These items include both hand-made and new gifts. There are great prices on these gifts with all the proceeds going to keep the club running for the future.

All of the seniors at the 18-80 Club wish you and your family a very merry Christmas and a happy New Year.

We will start the month off tonight with the annual Christmas dinner and dance. The evening will start at 5 p.m. with the buffet meal of; turkey, ham and barbecue ribs, mashed potatoes w/ gravy, chicken and noodles as well as beef and noodles, scalloped corn and green bean casserole, lettuce salad and cherry whip, hot rolls and choice of pie w/ ice cream. Music by Ned Francis from Mt. Sterling will start at 6:15 p.m. A donation to your club will be welcomed at the door. There has been a few items donated that have been requested to be auctioned off during the evening. This action will start around 7:15 p.m. A special gift will be given to all attending the night. Remember reservations are a must.

Monday and Tuesday, Dec. 9 and 10, we will be working on baking, packing and filling gifts for several of our senior friends no longer able to come and be with us. We will be visiting the nursing homes in the area and taking treats and gifts. If you would be able to help with this in any manner please contact the club as soon as possible and visit with Carla about how you can help.

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