GERRY - The Rodeo City Senior Citizens met recently for a luncheon and program at the Gerry United Methodist Church.
Cecil Miller, using his guitar, led the group in a sing along. Miller said he was from a family of seven children and everyone in the family had musical interests. He said his father taught him on the "old-time fiddle" and when he was 17 years old, he played with a band. There were some years, he said, that he did not play, but having attended a local church, another musical person encouraged him to join the band. For more than 65 years, Miller has performed music for many people. Someday, he said, he may retire. Some of the songs in the sing along included "The Light of the Silvery Moon," "For Me and My Gal," "Four Leaf Clover," "Home on the Range," and concluded with the hymn "It's No Secret."
The luncheon was a tureen meal with a variety of selections for all to enjoy. Pastor Philip Shay gave the blessing prior to the meal. All were welcomed by treasurer Valerie Bartholomew, who filled in as president for the meeting. Table decorations were provided by Cecil and Jan Miller. New members Allen and Barb Swanson were introduced, and visiting guest Kathy Jackson was also introduced.
Wagon-master O. Winston Bartholomew, who is in charge of bus tours, said the upcoming tour is filled right now, but he has a waiting list. He also updated information about members in the event a call has to be made.
Margie McIntyre is the secretary, and the minutes written by her for the last meeting were read and approved. Bartholomew read the financial report of the group. Sunshine chairman Ruth Newton read the list of those who have a birthday in April, and John Sipos led all in the birthday song. Sipos also told a humorous story of an agency checking on a recent donation.
The next luncheon meeting of the group will be held at the Gerry United Methodist Church on Friday, promptly at noon. Those attending are asked to bring a dish of food to pass and their own table settings.
Table decorations will be provided by Ruth Newton. At the close of this gathering, the first verse of the song "Blest Be The Tie That Binds" was sung by all, and led by Bob Seastadt. New members are welcome to join.