Ellery Senior Citizens Meet At St. Timothy’s Church

The Ellery Senior Citizens met Sept. 9 at St. Timothy’s Lutheran Church with 20 members present and three guests.

The kitchen committee included Mary Carpenter and Becky Sheesley. Everyone enjoyed a potluck lunch. Julie Hatch said the blessing.

Ellen Caffaro from the United Senior Council spoke about some of the programs and opportunities they offer for senior citizens. This council promotes friendships and cultural events for senior citizens.

Paul Leone spoke about how the underground railroad was used in this area. This area was involved as many traveled on the connecting rivers to get to Canada from the south.

Julie Hatch presented the devotion. September is a new season for hope and faith.

Anabel Weise was the $2 name tag winner.

The salute to the flag was led by Maureen Langebartel. Becky Sheesley read the minutes. Mary Carpenter gave the financial report. Birthdays for September included Julie Hatch and Delores Smith.

The guest speaker for the October meeting will be Sam and Karen Genco. They will speak about “Chautauqua Obscura” — obscure but interesting things of Chautauqua County.

Maureen Langebartel, Mary Beth and Paul Mazzone will be on the kitchen committee in October. All members are asked to bring a dish to pass as well as their table service. The next meeting of the Ellery Senior Citizens will be on Friday, Oct. 14, at noon at St Timothy’s Lutheran church in Bemus Point. New members are welcome. Betty Lou Cheney said a closing prayer.


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