By Lorrie Conyac
You may have noticed a change at the Blaine Senior Center. We’ve had our building painted! I just want to take a moment to thank all those who had a part in putting the whole project together. Our director, Dana Hanks, coordinated with the city of Blaine, Tim Lynch, Totally Chocolate staff and Tom Dorsey for donations of both materials and labor. Your generous donations have assured that our building will remain in good condition for years to come.
Toni Blakely is our volunteer of the month for August. Although she’s a fairly new member, (she’s been here only two years), she has woven herself into the very fabric of the Blaine Senior Center. Quick to volunteer wherever help is needed, she will be seen teaching tap dancing, calling bingo or helping wherever she can for special events. Toni is also one of our newest board members and is open to offering her ideas to help make the center remain a strong and supportive organization representing our very diverse membership. She has said, “Please come and have lunch with me and check the center out.” Take her up on that offer, learn more about the Blaine Senior Center and have a perfectly delightful lunch.
As many of you know, our director Dana Hanks has retired and we are currently working hard to find the perfect person to take up where she left off. I’m sure we will be announcing our new director shortly, so in the meantime, please be patient and wish us good fortune in our hunt.
Can you believe that we are quickly approaching the Labor Day holiday? The summer is streaking by, so enjoy every sunny day and may I suggest a day trip with the kids or grandkids to pick blueberries or blackberries? Or what about a day visiting our local farms to buy delicious fresh produce and then end the day with ice cream at Edaleen Dairy store. Please remember that the center will be closed Saturday, September 3 and Monday, September 5 for Labor Day.
The first order of new Blaine Senior Center T-shirts has arrived and is being delivered to our members. The new shirts are available with either a large or small logo and in a variety of colors, sizes and styles. Stop by the center and help us complete our second order. Let’s all display our “colors” so the whole county can see how proud we are of our senior center.
We will be sending out applications for our Christmas Bazaar soon, so all of you crafters drop by the center and give us your address so you can join the fun. We are looking for unique, handcrafted items that will inspire our local residents to shop for the holidays at our Christmas Bazaar and Cookie Walk.