News from the Silver Threads Seniors Club

By Barbara Bailey

Posted on Thursday, May 2, 2019


This week has been a time of overflowing rivers and waterways. We pray for all of the people affected in our own community and those in other areas that are sandbagging their properties. Hopefully, next week we will get some better weather so the water will recede.

Thursday evening Friendship Dinner was well attended and as always, the meat loaf beef stew was delicious. We want to thank Pastor Albert and his congregation for a beautiful and generous idea for the people in the community. Their hard work really paid off, and many of us are looking forward to another session of these Dinners.

I had an email from Jenna Walsh from the Centennial Family Health Centre and she is ready to start another session of Fitnesss on Tuesday mornings. I will send out the exact dates when we have it all organized. These fitness sessions are for anyone who wants to keep the old body in shape and the mind going.

The tickets for the Western Dinner/Dance on Thursday, May 9, are selling well and if you haven’t got your tickets yet, come into the office and purchase them as soon as possible. There will be lots of good food, prepared by Schmidt’s. The music is by Bob and Bob and we have a door prize, 50/50 and raffle.

We will be having a luncheon on Thursday, May 16, from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m., and the food will be chicken, rice pilaf, Caesar salad and an assortment of dessert along with tea and coffee. The cost is $15 for and a smaller fee for children. Grab a friend and come out for a scrumptous lunch prepared by Schmidt’s.

I found some old Exercise Books in the filing cabinet this week and low and behold they contain the minutes from 1980 to 1993. The Club started out in the old Fire Hall on Victoria Street, (now demolished). They were given the building free from the Village of Petawawa as it was known in those days. They had 58 members and a bank balance of $1,000. They shared the building with the Girl Guides. They were very involved in the Town and the many organizations during that time frame. Cards was the big activity, although they entertained the Legion, Seniors Housing, and were involved in Civic Centre Days. The Seniors were instrumental in the process of a huge grant from Lotto for the building of the present building at 1163 Victoria Street along with the Lions Club.

The winners of the Friday evening Euchre games were: Gabe Tosello, Peter Throop and Rose Throop, Carol Myers, John Collier and Ed Brindle. Come out for cards on Mondays at 1 p.m. and Tuesday evenings at 7 p.m. along with Friday evening. Don’t forget Bingo on Tuesdays at 1 p.m., we have a Jackpot and some delicious eats.