MAYVILLE - The Mayville Senior Citizens met recently for its annual Christmas meeting. President Joyce Ayers greeted the 54 members present, and Chaplain Dianne Goodrich asked a blessing for the meal and the group.
Louise Richer, Dolly Gilbert, Bonnie Johnson and Mary Carlson set the tables and arranged the many casseroles and desserts prepared by the members for the meal. Jean Kelsey baked several hams to complete the fare.
After the flag salute, Goodrich read, "Don't Ever Try to Outsmart a Woman" and "Christmas" and led the group in prayer. The minutes were read by Izetta Ayling, and the Treasurers report was read by Edna Brown. There was no Senior Council report.
Goodwill Chair Mary Carlson listed birthdays for three life members: Richard Curtiss; Aileen Little; and Fern Abra. Others celebrating are: Christine Kroll; Wanda Gustafson; Jessi Syper; Emerson Chandler; Fran Miller; Laura Jean Parment; Sandra Anderson; Bill Barber; and Virginia Scriven. Robert and Nancy Cole are celebrating their wedding anniversary.
Trip Co-chairs Anderson and Kelsey asked for suggestions for trips for the coming year.
Ayers reminded all to contribute to the "Christmas Family" fund. This is given to a worthy area person or family each year.
Goodrich installed the officers for the coming year: President Joyce Ayers; Vice Presidents Fran Miller and Wanda Gustafson; Secretary Izetta Ayling; and Treasurer Edna Brown.
Ayres thanked all the committee members for their work in the past year and wished them well for the coming year.
There were nine door prizes won by Parment, Sandy Wagner, Miller, Bev White, Richer, Nancy Navarro, Joanne Westpfahl, Dick Boerst and Carl Witherow.
There was no winner for the lottery drawing.
One of the seniors favorites, Skip Roberts, sang the old tried and true Christmas songs made famous by Bing Crosby, Nat K. Cole, Burl Ives and Tony Bennett. He ended his wonderful performance by singing, "Silent Night." It is hoped Roberts will return.
The next meeting of the Mayville Senior Citizens will be on Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013, at noon in the Mayville VFW. Mitch Cummings will speak about the time he spent with the ROTC in New York City helping Hurricane Sandy victims. Bring a dish to pass and personal table service.