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Senior news in brief

ADK Bridge Club winners for Sept. 30

JOHNSTOWN — The Adirondack Bridge Club played the Mitchell Movement on Sept. 30 at the at the Shirley J. Luck Senior Center, 109 E. Main St.

The north-south winners for first place,  Mary Jo Schwed and Debbie Brown; second place, Anne Campos and John Chrisman; third place, Ann Masala and Carol Brookins.

The east-west winners for first place, Doris McIntosh and Sheila Sammons; second place, Judy Flanger and Mary Jane Fredericks; third place, Lois Widdemer and Tom Farnan.

One opening for trip to Connecticut

MAYFIELD — The Bannertown 50 Plus Seniors met on Sept. 25. The day started out with their social hour.

Evie Leach, chaplain, opened the Office for the Aging luncheon with the devotion, “God is in charge.” “The Lord’s Prayer” followed.

President Carl Edwards opened he meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance.

Nancy Hayes, vice president, read the roll call.

Ann Mallin, sunshine chairman, had nothing to report.

Lorrie Valk, secretary, and Joan Bezio, treasurer, gave their reports and were accepted.

The cookie committee for the next meeting on Wednesday, will be Ann Mallin and Evie Leach. There will also be an auction with a fall theme. Remember to bring something to auction off.

The Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburgh and Smokey Mountain trip, schedule for May 3 to 9, 2020, is set to go. Anyone wanting information can contact Valk at (518) 661-5339 or Bezio at (518) 725-6918. The trip to Essex, Conn. on Oct. 15, now has one opening due to a cancellation. The bus departs the North Main Street parking lot in Mayfield at 7 a.m. Call Valk or Bezio.

The meeting adjourned and drawings were held. The winners were Bob Abraham, the door prize. He donated it back to the club. Steve Van Allen won the 50-50.

Bingo was played.

County senior council to meet on Oct. 17

JOHNSTOWN — The Fulton County Senior Council meeting, previously scheduled for Thursday, has been changed to Oct. 17, at the Shirley J. Luck Senior Center, 109 E. Main St. The coffee hour will be at 9:30 a.m. and the meeting will be at 10 a.m. The Nick Stoner Seniors will be in charge of refreshments.

Installation banquet to be held on Oct. 15

FONDA — The Glen-Mohawk Seniors’ regular meeting was called to order at 10:30 a.m. Oct. 1, by President Joe Mancini. The opening prayer was given by Chaplain Allan Taylor followed by the Pledge of Allegiance. The roll call was taken by Vice President Gloria Kimball with 31 present. The group welcomed two new members, Donna Deay and Judy Russo.   

There were two corrections to the secretary’s report. The spaghetti dinner today, is to benefit the class of 2021 After Prom Party, not the class of 2020. The luncheon last week was catered entirely by Jonathon’s Catering of Fonda, and not Subway as the report stated. The motion to accept the secretary’s report, with the two corrections, was made by Alan Buck and seconded by Joan Daley. All were in agreement.

Olive Taylor gave the treasurer’s report which was filed for audit. Phyllis Smith, corresponding secretary, had a get well card for a member.

Lu Wilmot said she will read the list next Tuesday of the 40 people going on the Dutch Apple Cruise and Cracker Barrel lunch. The bus will leave Park Street at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday morning. She then had trip changes: The Boogie Woogie Christmas show, scheduled for Nov. 20, has been canceled by the resort; in its place will be a day trip to Gavin’s Resort, Catskills, Greene County, for lunch and a show. Wilmot said the Dec. 4, day trip to the Turning Stone Casino will be held as planned.

Addie Forsey and Doris Hersey gave a report on the installation banquet to be held on Oct. 15, at Fox Run, Johnstown. Today will be the final day to sign up.

Sandra O’Dockerty read the nominating committee’s list of officer candidates for the third time: Mancini, president; Kimball, vice president; Hersey, recording secretary; Smith, corresponding secretary; Olive Taylor, treasurer; Allan Taylor, chaplain; Mancini for one year, Buck for two years, Smith for three years, all trustees. There were no nominations from the floor. The secretary cast one vote for all positions as read.

Kimball led in singing “Happy Birthday” to Ruth Burke, who had a 90th birthday this week. She gave information on a Dec. 9 to 10 Atlantic City trip from Toni Hallenbeck, trip chairwoman, of the Broadalbin Seniors.

Kimball gave reminders:

∫ Today, a spaghetti supper benefitting the Fonda-Fultonville Central School class of 2021 After Prom party.

∫ Oct. 17, the free Montgomery County Office for the Aging breakfast at Rolling Hills; those planning to attend must call (518) 843-2300 to reserve a seat. They expect around 200 people to attend.

Mary Fox had details for the Halloween party on Oct. 29. The plans are for chicken pot pies, a Halloween costume contest, and prizes. The price will be $6.50.

D. Dorine Dimond announced that St. Cecelias’s annual rummage sale will be held Oct. 11, and 12. The doors will open at 8 a.m. Phyllis told about Frothingham Free Library’s Taste of Chocolate on Oct. 19, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at St. Cecelia’s hall. The baskets are arriving. The tickets are $5 for adults; and $2.50 for children; and attendees are given 10 pieces of chocolate at the door.

Fox conducted the prize drawing with Olive Taylor’s help. The winners were Gretha Russell and Joan Daley. There were two extra prizes – a donated puzzle won by Nancy Moore and a homemade pen, made by Jonathon Moore, was won by Margaret Post.

There was no bingo after the meeting. The refreshment committee today consisted of Burke, Buck, Lois Collins, and Dimond.

The next meeting will be on Oct. 8, at 10:30 a.m. at the Fonda Reformed Church with doors opening at 9 a.m. for socializing and refreshments. The Glen-Mohawk is open to all seniors who have reached the age of 55 or older.

Turning Stone trip slated for Oct. 15

GLOVERSVILLE — The following are for the Ida L. McGinnis Club.

The meeting was called to order by President Jeannie McDuffie.

The opening hymn was “Amazing Grace” accompanied by Helen Henry on keyboard.

The devotions were led by McDuffie, as well as “The Lord’s Prayer,” the Pledge of Allegiance and the first verse of “My Country ‘Tis of Thee.” Hi to Neighbors followed. There were 30 in attendance.

The July and August birthdays were celebrated. The winners were Bob Crouse for July; Jeanette Fonda for August.

The 50-50 winners were Audie Garguilo, Carol Lowery and Etta Williams.

The next Turning Stone trip will be Oct. 15. If interested, call McDuffie at (518) 725-8396.

Anniversary dinner slated for Thursday

JOHNSTOWN – The Johnstown 50 Plus Club, located in the Shirley J. Luck Senior Center, 109 E. Main St., will celebrate their 53rd anniversary at Nicolino’s Restaurant with a sit down dinner at noon Thursday. They will also be swearing in officers for a new two year term and awarding the Elionora Papa Award. The recipient of this award is a person who, like Papa, has been one to always place the goals and objectives of the 50 Plus Club above personal desires. This person demonstrates a respectable attitude of support towards the 50 Plus Club.

For more information about what is going on with the 50 Plus Club, visit and “like” their Facebook page at stop by the senior center and pick up a free copy of the Eavesdropper Newsletter or call the senior center office (518) 762-4643.

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