Mayville Senior Citizens met on March 1 for lunch at the Mayville VFW. Tables were set and coffee made by Louise Richir, Dolly Gilbert, Bonnie Johnson and Mary Carlson. The seniors enjoyed a wide variety of casseroles and desserts after Chaplain Dianne Goodrich asked a blessing for the food.
President Joyce Ayers greeted the group and introduced two new members, Sharon Wakely and Elsie Dougherty. Ms. Goodrich read several stories and the 100th Psalm and led the group in prayer.
Bill Tornstrom, program chair, introduced Mike Peterson, therapist from Westfield Memorial Hospital. Mr. Peterson discussed the problems people have with back pain and gave suggestions on how to prevent the pain. Proper balance and good posture are key to a healthy back. He spoke of safety in the home and how exercise can benefit all. Walking is a great exercise.
Ms. Ayers led the flag salute and conducted the business meeting. Izetta Ayling, secretary, and Edna Brown, treasurer, gave their reports. Mary Carlson, goodwill chair, stated she had sent several cards to members and listed the March birthdays. Those celebrating are Pat Smith, Gladys Fredell, Arleen Kurtz, Bill Tornstrom, Charles Tanner, Rose Stansbury, Barbara Thompson, Charles Krause, Donna Cummings, Bill Fahy and Marsha Limberg. There are no anniversaries in March.
Sandy Anderson and Jean Kelsey, trip co-chairs, listed the upcoming trips, advising all to reserve their seats early. June 16 will be the trip the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland; on July 16 to Presque Isle; in August, seniors will travel to Pigeon Forge; on Sept 18, they will explore Viddler's 5&10 and the Made in America Store; and on Nov. 27, they will go to the Christmas show at Cambridge Springs. For reservations, call Sandy at 753-7814 or Jean at 753-2663. Anyone is welcome to join the group for these outings.
No one won the lottery. Betty Walters won the door prize.
The next meeting of the Mayville Senior Citizens will be on Thursday, March 15, at noon in the Mayville VFW. The speaker will be Julius Leone, director of Chautauqua County Emergency Services. He will discuss ''County Disaster Readiness.'' All area residents are welcome to attend the meeting. Each should bring a dish to pass and their own table service.