MAYVILLE - The Mayville Senior Citizens met recently for their annual Christmas meeting. President Joyce Ayers greeted the 54 members present, and Chaplain Dianne Goodrich asked a blessing for the meal and the group.
Louise Richer, Dolly Gilbert, Bonnie Johnson and Mary Carlson set the tables and arranged the many casseroles and desserts prepared by the members for the meal. Jean Kelsey baked several hams to complete the fare.
After the flag salute, Ms. Goodrich read, "Don't ever Try to Outsmart a Woman," "Christmas" and led the group in prayer. The minutes were read by Izetta Ayling, and the treasurer's report was read by Edna Brown. There was no Senior Council report.
Mary Carlson, goodwill chair, listed birthdays for three life members: Richard Curtiss, Aileen Little and Fern Abrams. Others celebrating are: Christine Kroll, Wanda Gustafson, Jessi Syper, Emerson Chandler, Fran Miller, Laura Jean Parment, Sandra Anderson, Bill Barber and Virginia Scriven. Robert and Nancy Cole are celebrating their wedding anniversary.
Sandy Anderson and Jean Kelsey, trip co-chairs, asked for suggestions for trips for the coming year.
Ms. Ayers reminded all to contribute to the Christmas Family Fund. This is given to a worthy area person or family each year.
Dianne Goodrich installed the officers for the coming year: Joyce Ayers, president; Fran Miller, vice president; Wanda Gustafson, second vice president; Izetta Ayling, secretary; and Edna Brown, treasurer.
President Ayers thanked all the committee members for their work in the past year and wished them well for the coming year.
There were nine door prizes won by Laura Jean Parment, Sandy Wagner, Fran Miller, Bev White, Louise Richer, Nancy Navarro, Joanne Westpfahl, Dick Boerst and Carl Witherow. There was no winner for the lottery drawing.
One of the seniors' favorites, Skip Roberts, sang the old tried and true Christmas songs made famous by Bing Crosby, Nat K. Cole, Burl Ives and Tony Bennett. He ended his performance by singing, "Silent Night." The seniors hope Roberts will return.
The next meeting of the Mayville Senior Citizens will be on Jan. 3 at noon in the Mayville VFW. Mitch Cummings will speak about the time he spent with the ROTC in New York City, helping Hurricane Sandy victims. Attendees should bring a dish to pass and their own table service.