SINCLAIRVILLE - The Sinclairville Senior Citizens gathered recently at the Sinclairville Fire Hall dining room.
Elaine Palmer-Titus, president, welcomed all with a humorous story about a wedding ceremony being scheduled following a Sunday morning service. Prior to the meal, Mrs. Titus gave the blessing asking for thanks for the day, a blessing on those standing in need, the families who are having sadness, and a blessing on the food provided for all. Lunch was a tureen dinner. Table decorations were provided by Diman Smith. Smith was thanked for all that he does for this group, and for getting the dining room ready for the luncheons. It was reported that Smith's appearance has changed now that the Civil War Statue has been replaced at the Sinclairville Cemetery, as Smith had let his hair grow long and his beard grow until the project was completed.
During the luncheon, musical entertainment was provided by the Backwoods Bluegrass group of Doug Waterman and Nora Cole with a variety of bluegrass songs, including gospel songs. Songs such as Bluegrass in Carolina, Greenville Trestle and Steel Rails were sung by the two. Waterman was playing the guitar and Mrs. Cole was playing the bass. The group has been together for about five years.
Following the luncheon, the business meeting was held with John Sipos, secretary, reading the minutes of the previous meeting. Sipos reported two major things in last month's minutes: Mrs. Titus won a money prize in the drawings, now every month of this year, and that Paul and Arlene Kimble provided the music. Drawings were conducted by Sipos with recipients including Elaine Palmer-Titus, Jim Odell, Louisa Smith, Jane Colburn, Fran Odell, Betty Wielgasz, Diane Shaw, Audrey Prosser, Nellie Sharp, Diman Smith and Alice Sauer. Jane Colburn and Alice Sauer were celebrating birthdays this month. The birthday song was sung to the two of them. Anniversaries celebrated were for Gale and Alice Sauer, and Bill and Claudia Wittenbrook.
The group's next meeting will be at noon Tuesday, Oct. 9, at the Sinclairville Fire Hall dining room. Table decorations will be provided by John and Susan Sipos. Those attending are asked to bring a dish of food to pass and their own table settings. Guest speaker will be Marna Terry Wolaver.