MAN — START (Seniors Taking Active Rolls Today) members and guests arriving for the September meeting at Bruce McDonald Memorial United Methodist Church were greeted with a picnic atmosphere. Tables were adorned with red-checked table clothes with peck baskets full of delicious fall apples for centerpieces. Catered by Mrs. Beulah Lusk, the fare included fried chicken, various salads, baked beans, hot dogs, and hamburgers with all the “fixings”. Chocolate, white and strawberry cake was enjoyed for desert.
Celebrating birthdays in September were Marie Cook, Shirley Greene, Jane Grimmette, Mary Ruth Hale, Dr. Rico Rallos, and Elaine Thompson.
Officiating as President for the first time, Gretchen Donahue made several announcements of activities that were of interest to START members: The Logan County levy election will be held Sat., Oct. 26. This is a continuation of the current levy that is in place and will not raise taxes. It will include money for the local libraries; The Breast Cancer Awareness Walk held Sat., Oct. 5, at Buffalo Creek Memorial Library, and a Fall Bazaar at the Bruce McDonald Memorial United Methodist Church held Sat., Oct. 5.
Following the business meeting, as is a tradition for the picnic meeting, BINGO was enjoyed by those in attendance. Several prizes were awarded.
Members and guests attending were JoAnne Hensley, Frank Thomson, Elaine Thompson, Delores Spears, Merlin Spears, Gretchen Donahue, Alice Ramiscal, Elmer Jeffrey, Lounice Jeffrey, Jane Grimmette, Bill McNeely, Donna McNeely, Lou Arnold, Jean Wintz, Peggy Mosley, Carolyn Mullen, Alice Harrison, Robert Perry, Pebble Vance, Mae Osborne, Frank Combs, Barbara Spears, Shirley Brown, Zettie Brown, Elizabeth Tackett, Betty Gentry, Angeline Bassham, Arthur Brunty, Barbara Brunty, Helen W. Nelson, Maxine Justice, Patty Stowers, Dotty and George Doczi, Pat Doczi, Sherry Frye, Mavis Toler, Sherry Sanson, Cheryl Merritt, Mayor Jim Blevins, Donna & Paul Thibault, and Randy & Judy Sites.
The next meeting of START will be held Thurs., Oct. 24, when Halloween will be celebrated. “For fun and good food, join us at START,” Donahue said.