GERRY - The Rodeo City Senior Citizens met recently for their Valentine's luncheon and program in the Gerry United Methodist Church.
President Leona Peterson welcomed all, and the Rev. Raymond McGinnis gave the blessing prior to the luncheon, and asked that all remember those families who are in need of prayer, with recent family illnesses. The meal was a tureen luncheon with a variety of food selections. The committee for table decorations and kitchen tasks were Peterson and Helen Larson.
Following the luncheon, the business meeting was held, with the minutes of the previous meeting written by Secretary Margie McIntyre being read. Treasurer Valerie Bartholomew gave the financial report of the group which was approved. John Sipos told a humorous story of two men who had gone shopping and locked their keys in the car, and then thinking of various ways to get the car opened before it rained.
Wagonmaster O. Winston Bartholomew distributed to all, descriptions of various one-day bus tours for 2013. There were six tours to select from, and all were asked to select three of these tours. Possible dates of the tours will be May, August and November. At the next meeting, signup sheets will be available for tours. Ruth Newton announced that there were three members who were celebrating their birthdays this month, and song leader Bob Seastadt led the birthday song.
The special program for the day was conducted by Peterson. February is the month for some of our country's presidents, and for Valentine's Day. Trivia information about the presidents and Valentine's day were discussed among the group, and additional individual Valentine's stories were presented. A Valentine's word game was played with prizes being a handful of candy. Some of the trivia was extensive and some right to the point. A fun time was had by all. At the close of the gathering, the first verse of the song "Blest Be The Tie That Binds" was led by Seastadt.
The next luncheon meeting of the senior group will be held at the Gerry Methodist Church on Friday, March 8 at noon. Those attending are asked to bring a dish of food to pass and their own table settings. Table decorations will be provided by Velma Jones and Helen Fritz. New members are always welcome.