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Senior Center News – Christmas Bazaar is Dec. 3-4 (Nov. 25, 2015 issue)

By Kamela Easlic
I would like to thank the Erwin community for the warm welcome shown to me since becoming executive director of the Clinchfield Senior Adult Center and for the ongoing support of the center throughout the year. This is an exciting time for the center and I want to invite each of you to drop in and discover what we have to offer.
What would the holiday season be without the Annual Clinchfield Senior Adult Center Christmas Bazaar, Bake Sale and Soup Lunch? We don’t want to find out and that’s the reason the volunteers and staff are hard at work to make this year the best yet.
You are invited to eat, shop, and catch up with friends during this festive fundraiser happening Thursday and Friday, Dec. 3 and 4. From 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days, you will find lots of homemade seasonal crafts and accessories such as hats, gloves and scarves as well as delicious baked goods including cakes, candies, pies, breads, dilly beans, apple relish and more. We just received a fresh shipment of pecan halves, pecans pieces, English walnuts and black walnuts, so those will be available for purchase as well.
Lunch is sure to please with your choice of three soups – creamy vegetable soup and senate ham and bean soup and chicken taco soup with corn muffins or tortilla chips. Lunch is available by eat in or carry out. Delivery is available to local businesses and schools. The price will range from $4 to $9 depending on the serving size.
Looking ahead to December, here are a few opportunities to get involved:
• Tuesday, Dec. 8, 12:15 p.m., Birthday Party – Let’s celebrate with our December birthday friends. Thanks to Betty Peterson for providing the cake.
• Thursday, Dec. 10, 9:30 a.m., Brain Attack – a presentation by Dr. Brian Mason with Mountain States Health Alliance.
• Thursday, Dec. 10, 10 a.m., Hearing Screenings with Mary Lee Bagwell of East Tennessee Hearing Center. No cost for the screening but the results are priceless.
Outings for the month of December:
• Friday, Dec. 11, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Trip to Kingsport – Hamrick’s and Pinnacle Mall with lunch on your own at Mama’s House Buffet. Cost is $6 for transportation.
• Wednesday, Dec. 16, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Trip to Greeneville – Walmart, Greeneville Shopping Center, Lunch on your own at Ryan’s, and Mountain View Bulk Foods., Cost $6 for transportation.
• Thursday, Dec. 17, 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Lunch and a show – Lunch on your own at Shoney’s before enjoying Barter Theatre’s production of Miracle on 34th Street. Cost is $42 which includes ticket and transportation.
• Monday, Dec. 21, 5 to 9 p.m., Speedway in Lights. Cost is $5
Please call the senior center at 743-5111 or visit us at 220 Union St. between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. We look forward to seeing you at your Clinchfield Senior Adult Center.