SINCLAIRVILLE - The Sinclairville Senior Citizens meet once a month for a luncheon and program. At the recent luncheon, music was provided by John and Joan Risley, who sang a variety of folk songs and love songs. One song included a story about a young man treating his date to a full dinner and having only 50 cents to pay for all. The music was enjoyed and appreciated by all.
President Elaine Palmer-Titus welcomed all with a humorous story about a light being on inside the refrigerator during the night. Prior to the meal, President Titus gave the blessing asking for thanks for the day, a blessing on those standing in need, the families who have lost loved ones, and a blessing on the food provided for all. Lunch was a tureen dinner, with many varieties of food and ample amounts for all. Diman Smith brought his large roaster full of homemade chili.
The October festive table decorations were provided by John and Susan Sipos. Diman was thanked for all that he does for this group including making the coffee, getting the serving table ready, bringing the sound system and getting things ready in the kitchen. President Elaine led all in the Lord's Prayer, and secretary John Sipos gave the history of the Pledge of Allegiance which was said 120 years ago for the first time by millions of school children on the 400th anniversary of Christopher Columbus arriving in America.
The original pledge had 26 words, and more words were added over time to make the 31 now in the pledge. Sipos then led the group in the pledge. Secretary Sipos then read the minutes of the previous meeting. Treasurer Claudia Wittenbrook gave the financial report.
Bill Wittenbrook was in charge of drawings. Recipients included Norvale Martin-Gane, Bill Wittenbrook, Tom Alford, Nellie Sharp, Martha Harmon, Betty Wielgasz, Jim Odell, Elaine Palmer-Titus who had money attached to her gift, Susan Sipos, Marge McIntyre, Diane Shaw, Jane Penhollow, John Sipos and Linda Parmenter. Marna Terry Wolaver gave a demonstration of the "Chekhov" method of movement dynamics, identifying an action by movements only.
Marna Terry Wolaver, Susan Sipos and Betty Wieglasz were celebrating their birthdays this month, and there was a birthday cake in their honor. Tommy and Sue Alford were celebrating their anniversary on the Oct. 11.
The next meeting of the group will be on Tuesday, Nov. 13 at noon at the Sinclairville Firehall dining room. Table decorations will be provided by Norvale Martin-Gane and Sis Morley. The meal will be a catered Thanksgiving dinner provided by the Sinclairville Superette. New members are always welcome.