Glen-Mohawk seniors to meet on Tuesday

FONDA — The Glen-Mohawk Seniors regular meeting on Tuesday was called to order by President Alan Buck. Chaplain Allan Taylor gave the opening prayer and Barbara Furman accompanied on piano with the group singing “My Country ‘Tis of Thee.” The Pledge of Allegiance was recited. The roll call was taken with 24 members present and one guest, Louise Boyer’s granddaughter Amber Lynn Cumm. Donations were brought in for the food pantry and a free will offering to benefit the Salvation Army was collected.

Furman introduced her son Bob Furman, who recently retired as a fire protection specialist for New York State Office of Fire Prevention and Control. He spoke about fire alarms and sprinkler systems and gave a demonstration of how fast a sprinkler system can extinguish fires. He answered several questions about having a sprinkler system in one’s home and explained that there are proposed regulation changes which would make it mandatory to have a sprinkler system in all new residential construction. He said he is preparing a more detailed demonstration to exemplify how this works in a two story residence with a sprinkler in each room.

Furman gave the Office for the Aging updates. The OFA is having a fundraiser in an effort to pay off their mortgage. She said the tickets are now ready for the September OFA picnic to be held at the Fonda Fairgrounds. They will need to have the name, address, phone number, birth date, and whether attendees want to get their flu shot at the picnic. The price to attend the picnic is $8 payable when signing up.

Well wishes were received from Helene Van Alstyne and Anna Suits.

Furman showed a lapghan done in the cat on the fence pattern with matching double crochet hat, and made with yellow, white and orange yarn, reminiscent of “candy corn” colors. She said if she doesn’t hand them out personally, the hospital will.

Joe Mancini had some humorous stories to share.

Pat Putman and Furman handled the prize drawings. Lucille Douglass and Peggy LaBarge were the winners.

The refreshments were by Alan Buck, Ruth Burke, Lois Collins, Jim and Lucille Douglass. After the meeting, several people stayed for bingo.

The next meeting will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Fonda Reformed Church hall with a social hour preceding the meeting. The guest speaker will be Jeff Smith.