Volunteers keep Senior Center bustling

By the Milaca Senior
Center Board

We are the Board at the Milaca Senior Center and its volunteers keep us plugging along at 170 Second Street S.W., Milaca.

Volunteers come in all sizes: tall and short, fat and thin, blonde and brunette and even red heads, plus lots of gray and various stages of bald heads. Some play cards or bingo, some work puzzles, play pool, or just come in to read the daily/weekly papers. And then, there are those who stop in just to see how they can help us keep the center operating

We are open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. The senior male gender are busy in the morning with coffee and rolls, solving the problems of the day whether they be political, governmental, health and medical, travel, spiritual, and family, along with the biggest fish story or hunting escapade you may ever hear.

We have several things going on during the afternoon from 1-3 p.m. On Monday we play 500, Tuesday is bingo and Wednesday is rook and cribbage, Thursday is 500 and bingo, and we wind up the week with 500. Of course you can come in and play pool, put together a puzzle, read the paper or just have a cup of coffee—the price is right, 75 cents per cup and pop or treats are 75 cents each. Our only means of support is the money we collect in the Handi Red Box that receives the money you folks donate to cover our expenses of goodies.

We are eager to start a Domino Club on Friday afternoons or maybe you would like to play Bridge? Round up players and we will provide the space and equipment for your desired activity. Just talk to any one of the board members—president Bob Anderson, vice president Ed Winters, treasurer Jan Anderson, and secretary Suzy Karlson.

The first Friday of every month we have a pot luck dinner at noon. Try us! All that’s necessary is to bring a dish to pass—hot dish, salad hot or cold, Jello, bread or sandwiches or, in the dessert line, it could be pie, cake, cookies or any creative dessert and ice cream. If you can’t cook up a dish, stop at the local delicatessen and bring your offering or drop extra cash in the free will offering basket.

For the full story, see the Thursday, Nov. 8 print edition of the Times.