Gerry Senior Citizens Hold Valentine’s Day Luncheon

GERRY – The Rodeo City Senior Citizens met recently at the Gerry United Methodist Church for a Valentine’s Day luncheon and musical program. President Leona Peterson welcomed all and wished everyone a happy day. The musical program was the group known as the Chautauqua Shores, which is a singing group. Nine members of the group sang for the senior group, and all of the singers wore a bright red jacket for Valentine’s Day. The group began with the songs “Be My Valentine,” “Let Me Call You Sweetheart” and concluded with the song “Good News.” A quartet which included two sisters who were singing together since the ages of 6 and 7, sang “Always.” The singing group practices in the First Baptist Church on Fifth Street in Jamestown on Monday evenings and welcomes new singers.

Prior to the luncheon, Pastor Philip Shay, of the South Stockton Wayside Chapel, gave the blessing. A meal which included a variety of food dishes and many desserts was enjoyed by all. Table decorations included Valentine candy and brightly red decorated napkins.

Wagon Master O. Winston Bartholomew gave a brief overview of the upcoming bus tours up through the month of December. A flyer with dates and places was distributed to all.

Sunshine Chairman Ruth Newton read the list of those who were celebrating a birthday and those celebrating an anniversary in February. The birthday song and anniversary song were sung to all, followed by a round of applause.

Secretary Margie McIntyre read the secretary’s report of the last meeting, and treasurer Valerie Bartholomew gave the financial report. Both reports were approved.

Peterson reported that a meeting of the executive board was held, and plans for all meetings and programs for this year were set. The next meeting of the group will be on Friday, March 14, promptly at noon in the Gerry United Methodist Church. All those attending are asked to bring a dish of food to pass and their own table services. Since the meeting is close to St. Patrick’s Day, wearing of the green color will be welcome. Table decorations will be provided by Helen Fritz, Velma Jones and Irene Maring. This meeting closed with group singing “Blest Be The Tie That Binds,” led by Bob Seastedt. New members are always welcome.