Young at Heart: April 2017

By Lorrie Conyac

We have a winner! For the past two months the Blaine Senior Center has hosted a contest to determine a tagline to go with our hummingbird logo that was approved just last year.

Our new tag line is, “Seniors in action for a better community.” This versatile statement will also represent our new mission.

Our board of directors want to thank board member Toni Blakely for coming up with this very adaptable statement. She has hit on just the right words to describe our busy members and the goals of our director, Kathy Sitker, her staff and our board. Thank you, Toni and to all the participants in our contest.

Last month, I announced our quest for a new kitchen range and the matching gift challenge of $5,000 by one of our members. Thank you to our many friends for matching funds of $2,200. Please help us keep up the momentum with your generous contributions.

Have you ever attended the Blaine Senior Center Spring Rummage Sale? Don’t miss your chance now. There is still time to donate items from your spring cleaning efforts. No clothing, pillows, large appliances, old-style TVs, VHS machines or tapes, cribs or car seats, please. On Saturday, April 8, come early at 8 a.m. and find the perfect item at a great price to make your trip to our rummage sale a wonderful success – our sale will end at 3 p.m.

Don’t you just love this time of year? I remember my Mom and I going shopping for beautiful spring dresses and new shoes for Easter. It was a time to celebrate a world bursting forth with fresh green leaves and multicolored flowers growing wild up and down the mountainsides near our little Idaho town.

The Blaine Senior Center celebrates this time of year also, with a beautifully decorated, fun-filled afternoon of ladies, tea, goodies and a silent auction. Join us on May 7 from 1 to 3 p.m., wearing your favorite spring frock and of course if you have one, a beautiful hat too.

We will serenade you with a classical violin solo by Tara Kaiyala Weaver and you will be waited on by our wonderfully handsome wait staff. The cost to attend is only $20. Seating is limited so buy your tickets early to be sure of a place at the table. Gather your friends together and purchase a table so you can be assured a spot close together.

Thank you to Brookdale Bellingham and The C Shop for sponsoring our Tea “In the

Don’t forget to meet your friends at the Blaine Senior Center for our pancake breakfast on April 15 from 8 to 11 a.m.

The Blaine Senior Center is located at 763 G Street, Blaine. Call us at 360/332-8040.

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