Christmas party at the Winner’s Circle

FONDA — The Glen-Mohawk Seniors met on Tuesday. The Fonda-Fultonville Central School high school Jazz Ensemble II performed three songs, under the direction of Charles Lenig, preceding the meeting. The performance kicked off the FFCS music department’s annual winter concert series. Superintendent Thomas Ciaccio brought the ensemble with him for one of the regular visits along with Principal Aaron Grady. Ciaccio meets with the local senior groups regularly to update them about FFCS students’ academic achievements and to invite them to upcoming events.

President Joe Mancini opened the meeting and Allan Taylor gave the prayer, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance and singing “My Country ‘Tis of Thee” with Barbara Furman at the piano. Vice President Gloria Kimball took the roll call with 29 members and two guests present. The secretary’s report was accepted as read and passed. Olive Taylor’s treasurer’s report was saved for audit.

Phyllis Smith, corresponding secretary, said she had five cards going around to be signed and she sent out 13 Christmas cards. The Nathan Littauer HealthLink calendar for December has been received.

Florence Stanton said she has 40 signed up for the Christmas party at noon Tuesday at the Winner’s Circle. Alan Buck sent the orders for name badges after the meeting.

Pastor Jenni Yeske sent Gretha Russell a Christmas card from Iowa and asked to be remembered to everyone.

2019:

∫ A flyer which notes the Mohawk Town Volunteer Fire Department will be having monthly pancake and French toast breakfasts the second Sunday in January through March.

∫ Lu Wilmot will start signups Jan. 8, for the coastal Maine trip of May 20 to 24. Any questions can be directed to Wilmot at (518) 853-3906.

∫ The January social event will be a potluck lunch on Jan. 29. Those attending can bring a dish or pay $5.

∫ The Office for the Aging has extra calendars left for 2019.

∫ On Jan. 8, the monthly free will donation will be to the food pantry.

There were humorous readings.

Mary Fox conducted the 50-25-25 with the help of Furman. The winners were Russell and Lois Collins.

The meeting was adjourned.

Furman accompanied the group singing “Silent Night.” The closing prayer was given by Chaplain Alan Taylor.

Peggy LaBarge called the numbers for several who stayed to play bingo following the meeting.

The refreshment committee was comprised of Mancini, Pat Putman, Esther Porcello, and Gretha Russell.

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