Try Senior Kitchen For A Hot Meal

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The Senior Center Thrift Store and Marsha Hampshire would like to pass along a huge thank-you to the community members who baked goodies and for those who bought goodies at the bake sale held Saturday.

The bake sale brought in more than $200 and was a terrific success, Marsha said. The money will go to improve the equipment in the Senior Kitchen. The kitchen is supported by the Thrift Store, fund-raisers and the nominal fee members pay.

If you are interested in the camaraderie and great food served up each weekday in the Senior Kitchen under the direction of chef Cheryl Piazza, stop in about noon. For just $5 per year, folks 55 and older can join. Members pay only $3.50 for a hot, home-cooked meal and non-members are always welcome at $5 per plate. Please call ahead for a reservation, 476-2251.

Hanging around the senior center can get you involved in almost anything. Recently a heated bean discussion led to a proposed competition open to the whole community. Bean cooks will be invited to compete in the first annual bean cook-off at the Senior Center. Marsha will be organizing and the date will be late September. Dish up a pot of beans for practice.

School daze

The Oldest Standing Schoolhouse in Arizona, affectionately called the Strawberry Schoolhouse, is on Fossil Creek Road about one and three-quarters of a mile west of Highway 87.

Getting back into the swing of things, now that we have had some rain, the museum folks have invited face painter Polly Thomas to the school grounds for Saturday Aug. 10 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Everyone is invited to watch or become a live palette for this talented artist. Bring the children, bring the relatives and spend a couple of hours reacquainting yourself with some of this area's unique history.

At the Center

The rain has also brought the Community Center and Cultural Hall back to life.

At 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, Aug 14, the Continental Singers and Brass will perform. This event is free to all.

The Fiddlers' Jam Session is set for 1 p.m., Wednesday, Aug 21, in the Cultural Hall at the Community Center.

Do you pick a banjo, strum a guitar, or play a fiddle, mandolin or other instrument?

You are invited, encouraged and welcome to join the jam. Regulars have become local celebrities, drawing crowds of more than 50 people on a regular basis. Early arrival is the only way to guarantee a good seat. Bring your singing voice and your sense of humor as the old melodies are played with some unusual verses.

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