Special to the Reporter

Fall is in the air and that means the State Fair of Texas will soon be underway. We have a trip scheduled to go on Thursday, Oct. 14. Seniors get in free on Thursdays. We will have to take private vehicles so the vans will be available for meals and transportation. Please call or come by the center to sign up.

We also have scheduled a trip to Hico for Saturday, Oct. 9. This will be a shopping and sightseeing trip. We will meet at the center that morning at 9 a.m. and head back around 3 p.m. Call or come by the center to sign up.

We celebrated our September birthdays last week with Margie Hartsfield providing our usual entertainment. Cora Harkins was our oldest September birthday and Orville Driskell was our youngest. Others with September birthdays were Dorothy Gibbs and Mary Lou Doshier. Happy birthday to our employees, Stella Marlow and Angie Dally from the kitchen.

Wii bowlers had it tough last week with trouble just staying in the “pocket.” Betty Campbell fluctuated with scores of 198, 159, 128 and 169. She ended with three strikes in a row in the ninth and tenth frames of the last game. Charles Grimmett played two games with 175 and 117. Alice Lance bowled 133, 183, 131 and 181, picking up a 4-7-10 split in the last game. Maybe it was the full moon. Better luck this week.

We still need a couple of volunteers to call bingo on Fridays from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. If you would like to volunteer for one Friday or every Friday, please call the center and ask for Jan.

We will be one of the stops on the Project Safe Treat route here at the center. We need some folks to come down in costume to help hand out candy to the kids. We’ll also be having our Cow Patty Bingo, quilt raffle and bake sale that day. If anyone would like to donate a baked item, please drop it by the center on Friday, Sept. 29. See you all there.

We have a new group of chess players here at the center. They have at least a couple of tables going every Monday and Thursday starting at 11 a.m. and playing until…whenever. If you’re interested, just drop in.

Activities at the Citizens Center beginning on Oct. 4 are: “42,” exercise and Wii bowling and chess on Monday; “42,” Treadway hearing screening, needlework and ceramics on Tuesday; “42,” utility assistance, Clark Cole and “42” tournament on Wednesday; “42,” exercise, chess and David’s grocery shopping on Thursday; “42,” bingo, quilting and Brookshire’s grocery shopping on Friday. Besides the scheduled activities, there are games, puzzles, quilting, “42” and visiting going on every day.

On Friday, Oct. 1, the Fort Worth Symphony will be playing at the high school auditorium at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Admission is FREE.

Visitors to the center last week were Anetta Frost, who is new to Glen Rose and came to scrapbook with us, and Beverly West, who was a guest of Cora Harkins. We hope to see them back at the center soon.

Our prayers and condolences go out the families of Diana Brown and Sid Knight.

If there is an activity or outing you would like to see at the center, please feel free to make suggestions.

Come join us.

Remember, you don’t have to be a senior to come and enjoy all of our activities or eat lunch with us.

Don’t forget to visit our website at www.glenrosesccoa.comfor menus, activities, articles, links to other sites and lots of pictures. Our number is 897-2139.

Menus for next week are:

Monday, Oct. 4

Chicken penne pasta

Carrots

Tossed salad

Garlic roll

Cajun cake

Milk

Tuesday, Oct. 5

Pork chop w/gravy

Wild rice

Spinach

Biscuit

Lemon bars

Milk

Wednesday, Oct. 6

Country fried steak w/gravy

Mashed potatoes

Green beans

Roll

Apple cobbler

Milk

Thursday, Oct.7

Grilled chicken sandwich

Broccoli cheese soup

Crackers

Jello/fruit

Milk

Friday, Oct. 8

Catfish (baked cod for homebound)

Pinto beans

Cole slaw

Hushpuppies

Cookies

Milk