Sinclairville Seniors Remember 9/11

SINCLAIRVILLE – The Sinclairville Senior Citizens met for a luncheon and a meeting in the Sinclairville Fire Hall Dining room.

Diman Smith, president, welcomed all to the luncheon, and Pastor Phil Shay gave the blessing prior to the meal. There was a variety of food dishes with ample amounts. John and Susan Sipos provided the festive table decorations for the time of the year. Drawings were conducted by Smith. Recipients included Betty Wielgasz, Fran Odell, Diane Shaw, Martha Harmon, Jim Odell, Jim Hendrickson and Margie McIntyre.

Following the luncheon, the meeting opened with all saying the Lord’s Prayer led by Smith and the pledge of allegiance led by Sipos. The minutes of the previous meeting were read by secretary Sipos. Charles Sylvester, treasurer, read the treasurer’s report for three months. Mrs. Wielgasz, sunshine chairman, said Jim and Carolyn Hendrickson were celebrating their 56th anniversary. The anniversary song was sung by all.

McIntyre talked about the bus tour on Tuesday, Dec. 5, for a dinner theater and had a sign up sheet.

Sipos read a poem written to as a remembrance of the tragedy of Sept. 11, 2001. “In our generation, we are the ones who it affected and it is in our generation that we will remember the tragedy,” Sipos said.

Several others shared their experiences of the day, including Smith, who spoke of his brother’s sudden change of plans in the area which kept him from harm that day. Mrs. Sipos spoke of one of her relatives who worked after the tragedy and how it affected his health.

The next gathering of this group will be at the Sinclairville Fire Hall dining room on Tuesday, Oct. 10, at noon. Mrs. Parmenter will have table decorations. All others are encouraged to bring a dish of food to add to the meal, and their own table service. New members are welcome.