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Ellery Senior Citizens Members Gather Together

BEMUS POINT — The Ellery Senior Citizens met Oct. 8 at noon, with 19 members present with three guests.

Everyone enjoyed eating together from the bag lunches they brought. The pledge to the flag was led by John Crossley. The kitchen committee consisted of JoAnn Capizzi, Fran Bishop, Monty and Julie Hatch. Betty Lou Cheney said the grace.

Jan Stowell spoke about the uses that the natural world uses to show God’s presence. She used a Fall Fun Facts nature quiz about autumn to introduce her topic. The name tag winner was Jan Stowell.

Members signed up for the catered Thanksgiving dinner. 3C’s catering will be the caterers. A moment of silence was observed in memory of Matt Isaacson who recently passed away. October birthdays include Rita Garretson, Paul Mazzone and Joan Swanson.

Mary Carpenter gave the treasurer report. Mary Beth Mazzone read the minutes from the September meeting. The kitchen committee for the November meeting will consist of Betty Lou Cheney, Mary Beth and Paul Mazzone. Julie Hatch gave the closing prayer.

Sheriff Jim Quattrone spoke about Senior scams and frauds. One of the most common scams involves a phone call claiming a family member is in jail or other problem and needs money. He explained the sheriff’s Yellow Dot program. This program is to facilitate information to help emergency responders in the event of an accident or other emergency. He also handed out Senior Safe booklets.

Jason Beichner from the K-9 unit spoke about his dogs. It takes hours of training to gain the trust of the dog. Most of the dogs come from Europe.

The next meeting of the Ellery Senior Citizens will be Friday, Nov. 12, at noon at St Timothy’s Lutheran church in Bemus Point.

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