Mineral Wells Index, Mineral Wells, TX

October 31, 2013

Closing Chapters

Mineral Wells Index

— After more than 20 years on the farm, my parents are packing up and moving to a smaller house in Weatherford. Now their great-grandkids’ main concern is where they will be able to play football during family gatherings.

It’s tough to close out some chapters of our life stories. The farm has been an important part of our family history, and it won’t be easy to say goodbye.

In the same way, it will be hard to see Don Reese leave our Board of Directors. After many years of faithful service, family circumstances are making his resignation necessary at this time. The entire Senior Center staff and members of the Board join me in expressing our thanks and best wishes to him.

While some things come to an end, others carry on as usual. This weekend, Nov. 1 and 2, the Senior Center will host its annual Craft and Bake Sale. From 9 a.m.-2 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, some of our center participants will be selling the best of their handcrafts to pick up a little extra cash for the coming holidays. The center staff will offer baked goods for sale on both days.

Tucked into the Craft and Bake Sale will be another fundraiser. From 11 a.m.-1 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 2, we’ll offer a Drive-By Dog Bar. Hot dogs, chips and drinks will be available for pick-up outside the kitchen door. The cost is a donation of your choice.  All proceeds will be divided between the Senior Center and United Way, so come on down to grab a quick lunch and support your community.

The owner of the Wash House car wash, in front of Walmart on FM 1821, is sponsoring a fundraiser for the Senior Center on Saturday, Nov. 9. He has pledged all proceeds from 8 a.m. - 12 noon on that day to us. If you are planning to get your car washed within the next week or two, how about coming down to the Wash House that morning. While you’re there, you can also pick up some goodies from the bake sale we’ll have set up in front of the car wash.

Tomorrow, Friday, Nov. 1, the Ranch Radio will set up a remote station at Steele’s in the Brazos Mall. From 3 - 5 p.m., Marily Blair, the new Executive Director of United Way, will have a table there to accept contributions for United Way, which will all be matched by the radio station and its sponsors. Donations may be designated for some of the agencies that receive funding from United Way of Palo Pinto County, including Mineral Wells Senior Center. One or more of our staff members will be there with Marily from 4-5 p.m., and we’d love to see you. Stop by, say “hello,” and add your donation to the fundraising till.

There is still room in the AARP Defensive Driving class scheduled for Wed., Nov. 6, from 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Contact us at 940-325-6470 if you’d like to enroll.

Next week’s dance on Friday, Nov. 8, will have a Thanksgiving theme. Dancers are invited to dress up and join us from 6:30-9 p.m. for food and fun.

For those of you who have not yet discovered us, I hope you will decide to include the Senior Center in your life story. Monthly calendars are available at the reception desk. Pick one up and see what’s going on. We’d love to have you join us.