March 19, 2006

The Manor Church Senior Citizens Club held its St. Patrick's Day meeting March 4.

Ruth Smith, the club president, welcomed members and guests. The Rev. Joy Zepp returned thanks, and the day began with a covered dish lunch. The lunch special was sauerkraut and mashed potatoes, furnished by Patsy and Michael Boward and served by Charlotte Dixon. Others serving at the lunch table were Ruth Shank, Josephine Palmer and Mildred Shank.

Following lunch, the business meeting was called to order with the Pledge of Allegiance. Smith conducted the business meeting, after which a fun time was enjoyed by all.

The balloon-blowing contest was won by Michael Boward, Richard Coss, Ralph Jamison, John Spessard, William Virts, Earl Hamilton, William Thomas and Harold Ridenour. The soup bowl contest was won by Ruth Smith, Katherine Burtner, Doris Springer and Gladys Payne.


Mildred Shank made beautiful shamrock pins for everyone. The Pig in the Poke was won by Harriet Clopper. Iolene Coss conducted an awards game and all players received a St. Patrick's coin.

Members having birthdays received a gift from the club. They were Evelyn Byers, Florence Giffin, Zella Hargett, Ruth Renner, Ruth Shank, Bill Virts and Bill Thomas.

The Rev. Ralph Jamison gave the benediction and the Manor Church Senior Citizens departed with happy smiles and thanks to God for another happy day.

Cascade American Legion Auxiliary Unit 239 members Norma Hudson of Cascade and Marge Rossiter of Smithsburg, and a "friend of hospitalized veterans," Patrick J. Rossiter of Hagerstown, visited the nursing home at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Martinsburg, W.Va., on Valentine's Day for the monthly bingo games.

After the games, the volunteers served refreshments and distributed valentines to the patients.

Some of the valentines were created by the students of Cascade Elementary School, as an assignment by art teacher Janet Meyland. Others were created by members of Girl Scout Troop 225 of Funkstown, under the supervision of Troop Leader Teresa L. Rossiter.

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