Smart 55: Crib tournament Sunday

The snow is melting, the sun is shining and the bees are buzzing around, thinking that spring is here.

Pat Cassidy

Smart 55

The snow is melting, the sun is shining and the bees are buzzing around, thinking that spring is here.

The Seniors’ Activity Centre is like a Beehive of activities; and the OAPO directors are busy planning the upcoming events for the month of March.

There is the crib tournament on March 8.

This event was so well received that I understand that the tickets are already sold out. On March 19 there is the Shamrock Luncheon and bake sale.

The menu is ham, potatoes, veggies and dessert.

Lunch is at 11:30 a.m. The $6 admission is paid at the door.

Watch for the flyers.

This year the OAPO is planning something new.

They are holding a garage sale on Saturday, March 28 from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., down in the basement, so as not to disturb the bingo players.

We surely must live in an affluent society, when you see all the lovely stuff that is discarded.

Twice a year the ladies who quilt at the centre donate a quilt for the OAPO to raffle off.

You will soon see them selling tickets at the Seniors’ Centre, Safeway, Save On and Walmart.

The tickets cost only $2 each about the price of a cup of coffee in some places.

So, you don’t need a quilt, but it will be a lovely gift for that someone in your life and also you will be helping the seniors at the centre.

The Williams Lake Seniors’ Activity Centre is unique from the other centres in that we have two executive boards.

The board of directors for the centre is responsible for the maintenance and the running of the centre.

The directors of the OAPO are involved in the social aspect of the centre. They are the ones who organize the teas, etc. etc.

They try to have an event for each month.

This arrangement seems to be working out very well with the co-operation between the two boards.