While several activities were going on in our community, on Feb. 3, a few of us that live at Grand Horizons decided to attend a Johnny Ellis show at the Elks Club.
It was a great show and, while he played a variety of music, it was mainly country. We have seen him several times, and it almost seems like it is a different show each time. He has a very good band called “The Has Been Band,” and each one in the band has a different talent and plays so well.
Chester Cuttshall, who plays the steel pedal guitar, has played with several major performers. He sang some solos and sings quite well.
The drummer, who was excellent, had played with Elvis.
There are also a few women performers who sing rather well alone and also when singing a duet with Johnny.
The week was filled with many activities, some that I have previously mentioned, but on Feb. 10, about 40 or more people attended the Friday Connoisseurs at Lings Buffet, in Lakeland.
When we entered Lings, beautiful chandeliers and several fish greeted us.
We started off with Galen Parker saying grace before the meal, and after this, we all went on the buffet line to get our soup and/or select from the many Chinese dishes.
There was quite a variety — too many to list, but some of them included pineapple chicken, fried rice, ham, chow mein, orange chicken, shrimp, lo mein and so much more. If anyone was hungry when leaving Lings, it was their own fault.
It was a nice crowd, and we had fun conversing and taking pictures.
This outing was hosted by Sam and Pat Allen, and they did a lovely job. Rudi Lawson volunteered to help out and also did a splendid job.
Before closing, I want to mention to everyone what is coming in the future.
On Feb. 25, Grand Horizons is having a rummage sale at the community center and at some individual houses. The hours are 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. It will be hosted by Andy and Margaret Castonguay.
In addition, Linda Tutin will be selling books, and Brian Heidman will be selling CDs.
Mim Gardner will present a bake sale, and Chuck Carlson and Ron Bell will be cooking hot dogs and fries.
Come one, come all to this rummage, bake, book, CD and lunch sale. I am sure you will find a treasure somewhere among everything.
By Helene Rubenstein
Published February 22, 2017