On Feb. 24, we had our monthly potluck. This was the first potluck that was hosted by Ilene Nutting, and she did a great job. Nancy Huey previously put on the potluck, and she had for quite a while, but now has turned over the reins.
It was just this month that Ilene Nutting started to host it. She had some help and all did a fine job. Her main helpers were Donna Quinn and Gary Douglas but, according to what Ilene said, there were so many helpers to organize things and clean up that she was overwhelmed by it. They knew what had to be done and went about it.
When speaking with Ilene, I mentioned that the potluck was a success, and she promptly added, “That is because of the many cooks and the variety of dishes.”
Jim Leitzke said grace before the meal started while we bowed our heads in silence.
There were approximately 75 people who enjoyed a nice Italian meal. There was an eggplant parmesan dish, stuffed shells, chicken parmesan, green bean casserole, Watergate salad and so much more.
As for desserts, there was a variety: Italian cookies, chocolate chip cookies, pies, cakes and candies. If you wanted more, you could go back. Ilene also mentioned that if we knew of any shut-ins, we could make a plate of the main dishes and one for desserts for them. I thought that was a nice touch.
After the luncheon and the cleanup, a trivia game competition was featured by “The Trivia Wizards,” with Dick and Connie Kingsbury (booked by Gary Wilcox). From what I understand, the trivia game was lots of fun and it featured a variety of questions.
On March 2, a community sale was featured at the community center and at individual houses.
As it has been in the past, a variety of things were for sale. Some things we have looked high and low for were found at this sale.
There was also a bake sale and a book sale. There was a food sale where you can grab a hot dog, fries and a soda for a quick lunch. That way you wouldn’t miss anything.
It definitely was a delightful day, and at night at our community center, we saw a show that was put on by Skip Swackhamer and Mel Heman. This show was presented by Gary Wilcox. There were approximately 55 residents and visitors attending.
It was a fun way to end the day as country, rock & roll, blues and requests were played. Many couples were on the floor and danced to the music.
By Helene Rubenstein, Grand Horizons
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