Mineral Wells Index, Mineral Wells, TX

October 17, 2013

Making Memories ...

Mineral Wells Index

— While cleaning out my parent’s attic the other day, I ran across a box of letters I had written to them during my college years.  I took the stack of envelopes home to read through later that evening.

Most of the missives contained requests for money or the forwarding of items I needed from home.  But I found, to my delight, that there were also detailed descriptions of daily schedules and special activities or events that I had forgotten about.  The people and places of my college world came alive again as I took a literary stroll down memory lane.

The memories of good times and special places add richness to our lives.  That is why we work hard to create memorable fun at the Senior Center.  There’s plenty coming up in the next few weeks.

Following lunch tomorrow, Oct. 18, Attorney Paul Hyde will be giving a presentation on legal issues connected with Medicaid and long-term care.  He will be available to answer any elder law questions.  Anyone is welcome to join the group at 1 p.m. to hear this important information.

After lunch on Monday, Oct. 21, beginning around 12:45 p.m., Gail Haterius from the Mineral Wells ISD will share information and answer questions about the upcoming school bond issue.  Anyone is welcome to this session aimed at helping people make informed decisions in the vote coming up on Nov. 5.

Our Costume Party on Thursday, Oct. 31 will also feature a baking contest highlighting desserts made with pumpkin or apple as main ingredients.  There is no entry fee and contestants may enter as many dishes as they wish.  The desserts will be shared with all the party-goers after judges have finished scoring them.  And following a costume parade, judges will also award prizes in several dress-up categories. 

There will be games and door prizes, as well, so this is a party you won’t want to miss.

If there are seniors who live too far out in the country to be found by Trick-or-Treaters, we’ll open the Senior Center on Halloween evening for those who want to distribute candy to neighborhood kids here.  If you know any families who are looking for safe places for their children to go Trick-or-Treating, tell them to come by the Senior Center at 102 NW 6th Ave. between 5-7 p.m. on Oct. 31. There will be plenty of candy to go around.

Our annual 2-day Craft and Bake Sale is fast approaching. Any senior adults, age 50 and up, who have handmade crafts to sell may sign up for a vending table by calling us at (940) 325-6470 or stopping by the center’s reception desk.  The sale will run from 9 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Nov. 1-2.  

On that Saturday, Nov. 2, we will also run a Drive-By Dog Bar fundraiser.  Between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. we will grill hot dogs in the parking lot. 

People can drive by to grab a box lunch containing a hot dog, chips and a drink for a monetary donation.  If they want dessert to go with it, they can park and go inside to shop our Bake Sale.  All hot dog donations will be divided equally between the Senior Center and United Way.  This is a great way to support the community, grab some lunch, and do some Christmas shopping all at the same time.  

Making memories is a full-time occupation here at the Senior Center. 

Why not make us part of your memory bank.  Come join in the fun.