Special to the Reporter

Hasn’t it been a wonderful spring so far? So many people are out in their yards, at Big Rocks and the new Riverwalk.

Our seniors have been out enjoying nature this spring as well. Everyone seemed to enjoy the wildflower trip to Fredericksburg and our Arbor Day plant exchange was a big hit. We had a good many bulbs, seeds and cuttings brought to trade. The interest was such that we have offers to bring more as things become available.

Please join us this Friday, May 7,  at 11:30 a.m. as we celebrate and honor all of our mothers.

This year we are holding our 40th annual “Older Texan Awards” honoring older Texans in our community. The Citizens Center started this tradition way back in 1971 and many fine older members of our community have received this award in the past 39 years. Please join us on May 12 at 11 a.m. and see who receives the award this year. It might be you.

It’s not too late to start exercise classes with Alice. We meet on Mondays and Thursdays at 10 a.m. We have quite a few ladies already coming to class, but always have room for more.

We have some more Saturday outings in the works. We would like to maybe spend the day antiquing in Hico, shopping the square in Granbury or visiting a museum in Fort Worth. We’re just kicking around ideas and will let you know when dates are scheduled.

Do you have an old quilt top that never got quilted or maybe a new one you’d like to have quilted? We do quilting for the public. You provide the quilt top, backing fabric, thread and batting and we will do the quilting and hemming. Call the center at 897-2139 for prices and to reserve a spot on our list. All proceeds benefit the Somervell County Committee on Aging.

             Activities at the Citizens Center beginning on May 10 are: Wii games, exercise class and WalMart shopping on Monday; needlework and ceramics on Tuesday; health screening, Dollar General Shopping and the 40th annual “Older Texan Awards” on Wednesday; exercise and David’s grocery shopping on Thursday; bingo, quilting, bingo and Brookshire’s grocery shopping on Friday.  Besides the scheduled activities, there are “42” games, puzzles, quilting and visiting going on every day.  Come join us.

Need a ride? We offer transportation to and from the center. We also offer transportation to and from doctor appointments, pharmacy, beauty shop, grocery store, etc. There is no charge for this service but we do accept donations.

Don’t forget to visit our web site at www.glenrosesccoa.com for menus, activities, articles, links to other sites and lots of pictures.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family of Earl Davis.

Get well wishes go out to Coleman Pugh.

Menus for the week:

May 5

Chicken Strips, Mashed Potato, Spinach, Roll, Chocolate Cake

May 6

Roast Turkey, Sweet Potato, Green Beans, Roll, Pumpkin Bar

May 7

Catfish, Pinto Beans, Cole Slaw, Hushpuppies, Cookies

May 10

Butterbeans w/Ham, Stewed Tomatoes, Fried Okra, Cornbread, Cajun Cake

May 11

Taco Soup, Tossed Salad, Cornbread, Jello/Fruit

May 12

Barbecue Chicken, Potato Salad, Baked Beans, Roll, Peach Cobbler

All meals include coffee, tea or milk.