The Somervell County Citizens Center's Annual Trust Fund Christmas party will be held Friday. The center will serve a barbecue dinner with all the trimmings, and live entertainment will be provided by Steve and Christi Carrasco. The event is free for all Somervell County residents who are 60 years old and older and $10 at the door for everyone else. Doors open at 6 p.m. and dinner will be served at 6:30. Reserve your seat no later than 4:30 p.m. Thursday.

Cherokee Rose Nursing & Rehabilitation will present an Alzheimer’s Awareness seminar at 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 18 at the center.

Winners of last week’s Forty-Two tournament were Clark Stewart and Royce Stacy in first place, Dortha Beck and Nancy Moore in second, Dorothy Jo Osborn and Ila Verne Stull in third and Roy Mercer and James Kelley in fourth. Billie and Eddie Flanary, Patsy Thompson and Tamra Black, Janelle Gartrell and Loveda Swaim, Don Baker and Karena Eccles, John and Phyllis Psencik and Roger Jordan and Zula Hunter also participated in the tournament.

The center will be closed for Christmas on Monday, Dec. 24 and Tuesday, Dec. 25.

A big thank you is being sent to everyone who has donated medical equipment to the center. The center usually ends up with an over abundance of some items at the end of the year and First Baptist Church takes those items to Mexico on their mission trips. All donations are continually welcomed.

Activities at the center beginning Dec. 17: chess and Bingo on Monday; woodcarvers, sewing/quilting and Bluegrass on Tuesday; Forty-Two tournament and health screening by Lee Home Health on Wednesday; chess and David’s shopping on Thursday; and Bingo, Brookshire's shopping, Swap & Shop and game night on Friday.

In addition to the scheduled activities, there are games, puzzles, quilting, Forty-Two and visiting daily.

If you know anyone who may need meals, transportation, an emergency response system, medical equipment, food stamp (SNAP), medicaid, food bank or utility assistance applications or any other senior oriented services, call or stop by the center.

You don’t have to be a senior citizen to enjoy activities or eat lunch at the citizens center.

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For more information, call (254) 897-2139.