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Gerry Rodeo Senior Citizens To Meet Friday, Nov. 8

GERRY — Pat Cooke, who often portrays the singer Patsy Cline, entertained the Gerry Rodeo Senior Citizens with a Tribute to Women of Country Music.

Pat, along with her husband George “Chip” Cooke, provided a selection of country music women singers. These included songs sung by Kitty Wells, Loretta Lynn, Tammy Wynette, Tammy Smith, Tonya Tucker, Helen Reddy, Dottie West, Dolly Parton, Crystal Gayle, Martina McBride, Brenda Lee, and concluded with three of Patsy Cline’s famous songs such as “Crazy.”

Allen Swanson welcomed all to the lunch, which included a wide variety of food, and introduced Cooke. Fall table decorations were provided by treasurer Barb Swanson and Judy Dailey. The minutes of the previous meeting were ready by secretary Peg Harrison and the financial report was presented by Swanson. Sunshine chairman Ruth Newton announced that Terry Fox, Jim Marzalen, Lucy Marzalen, Susan Sipos and Barb Swanson were celebrating birthdays. Allen and Barb Swanson, Gerry and Jean Kemp, and Jerry and Carole Weber were celebrating their anniversaries.

The birthday song and anniversary song were sung to all. Wagon master John Sipos gave the history of the pledge of allegiance which was said by millions of children in 1892 at 2 p.m. on Oct. 12.

The next gathering of the group will be on Friday, Nov. 8, in the Gerry United Methodist Church at noon. Table decorations will be provided by Pat Heather, Donna Ecklof, the Webers and Irene Turck. This will be the annual Thanksgiving dinner. Turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing and gravy will be provided. All those attending are asked to bring a dish of food to add to the meal. This gathering concluded with all singing “Blest Be The Tie That Binds” written by Dr. John Fawcett in 1772, and led by Martha Everhart.

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