Kimberly Seniors by Jody Newman
The North Jefferson News
We had a great time in October, didn’t we Kimberly seniors?
First, we were off to the Southern Women’s Show in Birmingham. Some of us got a little crazy and came back with lots of “stuff” while others were more controlled in their spending. We all had fun.
Dr. Karen Heaton and her nurses came and talked to us about the flu, which is a topic of great interest to us right now because it seems somebody’s always got it.
Kerry and Teresa Sparks and Dude Salyers entertained us with their gospel music. We are blessed to have not only musicians come in from other areas, but also to have musicians in our own center who play for us almost daily. We welcome any senior who wishes to jam with us.
Johnny Reno, one of our harmonica players, has been under the weather lately. We’re praying for you, Johnny, and look forward to your return to the center.
We were pleased to have Dixie Kuykendall from the Silver-Haired Legislature visit and talk to us about issues that need to be brought before the Legislature pertaining to seniors.
Many thanks to the street department who carved pumpkins for us and for sharing their Halloween decorations with us. We were decked out around here big time.
Our seniors all had their pictures made in the electric chair and then the casket. We then had a great Halloween party. We served chili, played games and had a Halloween contest. James and Ann Teal won scariest costume and Cindy Estes and Greer Perryman won best costume. Everyone seemed to have a fun time.
Enough about October because November is going to be so busy and exciting. On Friday from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. there will be a meet and greet for our new mayor and city council at the Kimberly Senior Center. Refreshments will be served. Please stop by and make your wishes and concerns known and welcome our new city leaders.
Our big event this month will take place at the North Jefferson Middle School on Nov. 22. Our center will be hosting a car show, bake sale, craft sale and yard sale from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Randy Doss and his friends will be bringing at least 20 antique cars for men to drool over. We will have a bake sale with delicious treats made by the ladies of our center to either purchase or order for the holidays.
Our senior ladies have also been working very, very hard on beautiful Christmas crafts. We will not only be selling these items that day, but will also take orders for Christmas. We will also be gathering yard sale items up to and on Nov. 22 and welcome any contributions.
Plans are to have some good pickin’ and grinnin’ going on, too. Please come and check us out. If it’s cold that day, don’t worry. We will have coffee and snacks for sale in the morning. For lunch, we will have barbecue and hot dogs for sale. All proceeds will benefit the Kimberly Senior Center.
We will celebrate Thanksgiving the Wednesday before on Nov. 26 at 11:30 a.m. with a Thanksgiving dinner at the center. Our seniors can really, really cook some delicious food, and when we know they’re cooking, we all turn out for it. Even if you haven’t visited us before, feel free to join us in fellowship that day as we give thanks for the many blessings in our lives.
On Friday the day after Thanksgiving, our Center will host a “Guitar Pull,” featuring between 30 and 40 pickers and singers from 6:30 p.m. to midnight. Just bring a snack and enjoy the jamming. If any organized bands show up, they will get to play 15-minute sets. If you have any questions about this fun-filled evening, call Dick Nail at 647-7507.
Spend the rest of the Thanksgiving weekend enjoying the fellowship of family and friends with renewed joy and thankfulness in our hearts.
May God continue to richly bless each one of you.
Kimberly Seniors by Jody Newman
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