The Westfield senior citizens met April 13 at noon at the YWCA. After President Shirley Kolpien opened the meeting, a delicious luncheon of soups, sides and desserts was provided by the Westfield Women's Organization.
Sharon Ackendorf, manager of the soup kitchen housed in the Episcopal Church on Elm St, spoke about feeding 20-70 people per day, depending solely on donations, grants and the Food Bank of Western New York. There are special meals prepared for holidays and the tables are always attractively decorated.
Eric Kriedler suggested that members bring non-perishable goods each month to be donated to the soup kitchen.
Joyce Wainwright read the devotions and the poem "Songs of the Earth." Two drawings were held, the 50/50 was won by Trudy Stafford, and the door prize of a primrose and garden gloves was won by Carol Reynolds.
April birthdays included Albert King, 90 years young, and Gloria Wakely. Linda and Wally Haley celebrated the only anniversary. Cards were sent to anyone at least 90, which included Mamie Criscione, Albert King, Ruth Cade, Carrie Trippy, and Jennie Vilardo who is 100.
Carol Reynolds invited everyone to a Sr. Citizens dinner at the Methodist Church on April 24, sponsored by the Recreation Department.
On May 8, the meeting will begin at 6 p.m. with a pot luck dinner. The kitchen committee for May is Gladys Hess, Darla Augur, Shirley Kolpien and Erma Lloyd.
There will be a Chinese auction; bring an unwrapped new or unused item with a value of $5-7 for this fun club fundraiser. Tickets will be 6 for $5.
The Information Booth is looking for volunteers for the summer season, with shifts of 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. or 1 to 4 p.m. daily. Enjoy the beautiful view and meet very interesting travelers.
The club welcomes back the snowbirds and would love to welcome anyone who would like to join this group.
The meeting was closed with prayer.