Young at Heart: June 2017

It’s not too late! If you’re a Blaine Senior Center member, you still have a day or so to vote for your new board of directors. Voting closes at 2 p.m. on Friday, June 9.

As long as you’re thinking about the senior center, don’t forget to mark your calendars for our annual meeting at 12:30 p.m. on Monday, June 12. It’s only open to paying members. We’ll have a guest speaker from the city of Blaine to bring you up to date on plans for improving the parking lot entrance. You will also be introduced to your new board of directors and officers.

Today, I looked at the calendar and almost fainted. How in the heck did it get this close to the Fourth of July without me noticing? I hope you’re all having a fun summer. This will be my last chance to entice you to enjoy Blaine’s Old Fashioned 4th of July Celebration.

Start your day with a yummy breakfast at the senior center; bring the kids and grandkids and fill them up with a healthy breakfast and then maybe they won’t want so much cotton candy when they get downtown for the parade.

When driving by the senior center, you may have noticed some young people working on our grass. It’s getting to be bocce ball season and our team thought it would be a good idea to get our grass in good shape so we can beat the socks off of
our competition.

George Kaas, the horticulture instructor at Blaine High School, indicated that he would be willing to take on the project of reconditioning the turf where senior center members hold bocce ball practice a couple of times a week.

Who knew there was so much to do to renovate a lawn to bring it up to the requirements of sports turf? The students in Mr. Kaas’ horticulture class started with aerating the soil and removing weeds. Then they will top-dress the soil, level the ground, fertilize and re-seed the entire area. Of course, that means it will be better for picnics, any outdoor events and a place to play for the members of the Boys & Girls Club next door in addition to bocce ball practice.

Thank you Mr. Kaas and thank you to the entire horticulture class for taking on this project. You are all superstars in my book.

Father’s Day is just around the corner and you don’t want to miss the opportunity to come to the senior center on Thursday, June 15 at 11:30 a.m. for a good old-fashioned barbeque, on the lawn if the weather permits. We will have cheeseburgers, baked beans, coleslaw, watermelon and strawberry shortcake. Even if we have to move it inside, fun will be had by all that attend.

The Blaine Senior Center is located at 763 G Street. Call 360/332-8040 for more information.

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