Seniors’ Centre receives face lift

The Seniors’ Activity Centre has its much needed face lift.

Pat Cassidy

Special to the Tribune/Advisor

The Seniors’ Activity Centre has its much needed face lift.

The doors and all the walls on the inside have been painted.

The carpets in certain areas have been replaced by flooring and the quilting room has been expanded much to the delight of the quilters.

In the kitchen the leaky dishwasher and the counter on that side have also been replaced.

All this work was done during the two weeks recently when the centre was closed thanks to the tradesmen and some volunteers.

It is indeed a pleasure to walk into the centre and work in the kitchen to see everything so sparkly clean and shiny. Now, to pay the piper. The centre will have fundraising events.

In fact, the OAPO is busy selling raffle tickets at the centre and around town. So if you see the seniors sitting out at the various venues raffling off a quilt, stop and buy a ticket.

It is only $2 a ticket, less than the price of a cup of coffee.

As you read this article, we have had our first fundraising dinner. It was a barbecue of steak or chicken, labour provided by the Rotary Club. Safeway also contributed generously towards the dinner. And of course we must not forget the ladies who helped serve and clean up.

Everything was so delicious and the best part was that I had the night off from cooking supper. If you missed this event, it was your loss.

On Oct. 9 we will have our monthly potluck supper. Doors open at 5 p.m. and dinner is at 5:30 p.m. This will be followed by cribbage from 7 to 9 p.m. or any other card games. So bring your favourite dish and come on out. All members are welcome.

On Oct. 10 the advance poll will be at the centre, so there will be no bingo.

Also, there will be a polling station at the centre on election day, Oct. 19.

Thank God that you live in a democratic country and have the privilege to vote.

The OAPO Good Used Clothing Sale is coming up on Oct. 24 and 25.

Here is your chance to clean up your closets and donate.

Items can be delivered to the centre between 9 a.m and 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. Come and purchase some retro outfits, clothing, hats, shoes etc.

On Nov. 5 the OAPO will hold their bazaar and luncheon. Watch for the posters as the date draws nearer.

Meanwhile, people, as you harvest your garden keep in mind that the bake table will appreciate, preserves, jam jellies and baked goods.