September is at our doorstep, and many activities are happening during the month.  The Center will be closed for regular activities and lunch on Monday, September 3, but the Center will be open at 6:00 p.m.  that evening for bluegrass grinnin’ and pickin’. Cita Moore will be there so be sure to show up for a fun evening.

Swap and Shop will be Friday, Sept. 7, so if you have some new or gently used items to sell, contact the Center to reserve your table. The cost is $5 per table.  Or come by to see what is available, and open your pocketbook to buy that special item.  Also on Friday, at 11:30 a.m., we celebrate Grandparents’ Day at the Center.  Stay for lunch which features baked chicken and buttermilk pie for dessert.

The Center will reopen on Tuesday, Sept. 4. The woodcarvers meet from 9 a.m. to noon, and Treadway Hearing will be at the Center to screen from 10 a.m. to noon. 

The fitness group led by Terri Lucas will meet at 10:30 a.m.  that morning, and the drivers will be available to take citizens 60 and over grocery shopping at 1 that afternoon.

On Wednesday, if you need utility services assistance, meet at the Center from 9 a.m. to noon to see if you qualify.  The 42 tournament starts at 9 that morning, and, trophies will be awarded then.  Line dancing is at 10:30 a.m., and you can get have your blood sugar tested by Cherokee Rose staff beginning at 11:30 a.m.  that morning.

The chess players meet at 10 on Thursday morning until 3 that afternoon.  The fitness group gathers again at 10:30 a.m. for exercising, and a trip to Dollar General is scheduled for 1:30 p.m.

Don’t forget to call the Center to reserve your meal Monday through Friday.  Please call before 10 a.m. so that we can get a count for Judy, our cook, for the meal that day.  If you want to reserve for the whole week, you are welcome to call on Monday to let us know.

Our Center is located at 209 SW Barnard, 254-897-2139.  We are open Monday through Friday from 8:30 in the morning to 4:30 in the afternoon.  Meals eaten at the Center for those 60 and over:  donations are very much appreciated; those under 60 years of age:  $5.50; take-out meals are $3.75 for citizens 60 and over and $5.50 for those under 60 with drink and dessert included.

The lunch menu for the week is:

Friday, August 31 – Meatballs with gravy over rice, carrots, green peas, wheat bread, fruit salad.

Monday, September 3 – CLOSED

Tuesday – Chicken fried chicken, sour cream potatoes, peas and carrots, roll, fruit salad.

Wednesday – Pork roast, sweet potatoes, green beans, roll, pumpkin pie.

Thursday – Polish sausage, black-eyed peas, cabbage, cornbread, and chocolate cake.

Friday – Baked chicken, mashed potatoes, green lima beans, roll, and buttermilk pie.