The Westfield Senior Citizens met at 6 p.m. May 8, for a delicious potluck dinner, monthly meeting, and Chinese auction. President Shirley Kolpien opened the meeting and Joyce Wainwright led the devotions.
Following the potluck, the much anticipated annual Chinese auction was held with items ranging from homemade cookies to suitcases, plants to jewelry. This is one of the larger fundraisers for the year.
During the meeting, a sign up sheet was available for persons who would like to staff the Barcelona Information booth that opens on June 7. Donations of non-perishables to the Westfield Community Kitchen were recognized and will be accepted monthly. Eric Kriedler won the 50/50 and Kathy Best won the door prize, sunflower wind chimes.
Al Wainwright was celebrating the only May birthday, Shirley and John Kolpien the only anniversary.
Guests of the evening were Howard and Priscilla Malarky. Priscilla told of her special interest, Faith in Action, and their project of collecting used footware of all types to be sent to third world countries to be refurbished and sold to help support themselves. Donations may be brought to the June 12 meeting.
The group is delighted that Kent Knappenberger will perform and recount the honor of winning the new Emmy award for excellence in music education at the meeting on June 12. The group is so proud of his many accomplishments and believe he is an amazing role model for all area students. That evening will also be a pizza party, so, no casseroles, just come and enjoy Kent's music. The Kitchen committee is Gladys Hess, Mary Lou Catania, Amy Gregory, Shirley Kolpien, and Kathy Best.
Kolpien closed with some funny stories and Best shared her favorite joke, the Serenity prayer was read, and Wainwright ended with prayer.