Maine coastal trip set for May 20 to 24

FONDA — The following is for the Glen-Mohawk Seniors.

Dec. 18: The Christmas luncheon was held at noon at the Winner’s Circle. President Joe Mancini introduced and followed the program.

The luncheon began with Chaplain Allen Taylor leading the group in prayer followed by the Pledge of Allegiance.

All members and guest were welcomed. There were 42 guests who attended.

John Mastermora, who was introduced, provided the entertainment with music.

Lunch was served.

Those in attendance were Bill Peeler, who gave an insight of the progress of the village of Fonda and future goals; the Fonda-Fultonville Central School District Superintendent Tom Ciaccio, who keeps the seniors informed on all functions at the school which includes activities for seniors.

The floor then open for comments from the attendees.

Mancini had a few readings of Christmas jokes along with D. Dorine Dimond, who read the traditional reading, The Night Before Christmas.

The table ornaments were awarded to the winners at each table who were: Jackie Boyd, Florence Guiffre, Allen Taylor, Ester Porcello, Lois Collins, Barbara Furman, Marlene Augustine, Doris Hershey, Dimond and Lucille Douglas.

Tuesday: The meeting was called to order by Mancini at 10:30 a.m., followed with a prayer given by Taylor and the Pledge of Allegiance. Furman, the pianist, accompanied while “My Country ‘Tis of Thee” was sung. Vice President Gloria Kimball took the roll call with 26 members present. The reports of the secretary and treasurer were accepted as read.

A note received from the family of Anna Suits told how much it meant to Suits to belong to Glen-Mohawk Seniors. The January HealthLink activity calendar has been received. A get well card was sent to a member.

Lu Wilmot spoke about the Maine coast trip on May 20 to 24. The trip is open to the public and more information can be obtained by calling Wilmot at (518) 853-3906.

Mancini read the detailed report on the Christmas party. He reminded everyone of the covered dish luncheon on Jan. 29. Those who prefer not to bring a covered dish, pay $5 to participate. Trustee Alan Buck said he passed out the name badges that had been ordered.

The free will donations were for the Community Food Pantry. The February donation will go to the FFCS Back Pack Program. A reminder was given for the Mohawk Town Volunteer Fire Department pancake and waffle breakfast.

Mancini had some humorous offerings and Furman read an account of the Dec. 2, 2003, two-night bus trip to Wheeling, W.V., mostly to see the Oglebay Festival of Lights.

Mary Fox conducted the 50-25-25 with the help of Furman. The winners were Douglass and Jonathon Moore.

The meeting adjourned.

Taylor gave the closing prayer. The refreshments were provided by Florence Stanton and Betsy Saltsman. Several stayed for bingo after the meeting.

The next meeting will be on Tuesday, at the Fonda Reformed Church hall. Refreshments and socializing from 9 to 10:30 a.m. when the meeting begins. The Glen-Mohawk Seniors is open to those 55 years of age and older.