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Ravenswood Senior News: Column

Mary Lou Robinson
Ravenswood Senior News
Ravenswood Senior Center

By the time you read this, the spring sports will be in full swing at the high school. We got to watch a scrimmage game for softball at the Eastwood field. The girls played Roane County which appears to be a good team. Our girls did okay and we look forward to seeing some wins as the season progresses. We haven’t had a chance to see the boys play anything yet. Hopefully they are now playing games also.

We are happy that we can now go to the remaining basketball games (both girls and boys) without having to have tickets ahead of time. You can just pay your way into the games now. It seems like it’s been a long season when you are limited to being allowed into games.

The Ohio River Festival committee is holding a golf tournament at the Green Hills Golf Course on June 19. They need teams to participate in the event. You can call 304-273-2293 for more information.

The River Rats musicians have permission to start playing their music on Thursday evenings at Riverfront Park. They are excited to once again be able to entertain people with their musical talents. When the weather permits they will be playing on the stage beginning around 5:30 p.m. Bring your lawn chair and whatever snacks you like and a beverage and enjoy these men and women as they entertain you. There is a concrete pad in front of the stage to use for dancing.

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We still cannot open the center and get back to normal inside the building even though our county is okay to do so. Apparently EVERY county has to be “okay” before anyone can return to the centers. So in the meantime we just have to bide our time and pray everything settles down soon.

We are handing out hot meals on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at the front of the center from 11 a.m.-noon. Frozen meals are given out on Thursday to cover meals for Friday and Monday. You may call the center at 304-273-5648 to learn more about the meal program and to order meals.

The Recycled Teenagers 2021 Travel Schedule has had to make some changes. If you have any questions about a trip you have paid for you may call trip coordinator Kay Parsons at 304-372-3970 and she will gladly help you.

One-day trips include the Ohio Amish Country in Berlin and Walnut Creek, Ohio, on June 24. We will shop at the unique Amish shops and cheese factories.

Nov. 6 we will travel to Columbus, Ohio, for a day of shopping.

Nov. 13 will be our annual trip to Oglebay Park in Wheeling, W.Va., to see the Christmas displays throughout the park. We will stop in St. Clairsville, Ohio, for shopping at the mall. Dinner will be at Melmanns Cafeteria on your own.

We remind you that one-day trips must be paid in full when signing up for them. All meals are on your own on one-day trips.

Aug. 18 and 19 we will travel to Kentucky to see the Ark Encounter which features Noah’s Ark. One lunch is included in this trip.

Aug. 28-Sept. 5 we are going to Mount Rushmore, the Badlands and the Black Hills of South Dakota. Highlights include Custer State Park, Crazy Horse Memorial, Badlands National Park, Mount Rushmore National Park, the Unique Journey Museum and the town of Deadwood and other points of interest in the area. Eight breakfasts and six dinners are included in trip to the West.

Sept. 27-30 we will attend the National Quartet Convention in Pigeon Forge, Tenn. We will have a day at Dollywood and enjoy several gospel music shows. Three breakfasts and three dinners are included in this trip.

Nov. 16-18 we are traveling to Lancaster, Pa. We will see two biblical productions including “Queen Esther” and “The Christmas Tree Ship.” Two dinners including a “Bird-in-Hand” smorgasbord dinner and a family-style dinner are included in this trip. Shopping time will be at the Kitchen Kettle Village and the Tanger and Rockvale Square Outlets.

Dec. 6-9 we will journey to the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, N.C. We will have a guided tour of the city of Asheville, visit the Biltmore Estate, visit the Folk Art Center, visit the Blue Ridge Parkway Visitor Center and enjoy a drive along the Blue Ridge Parkway. Three breakfasts and three dinners are included in this fabulous Christmas holiday trip.

Multiple-day trips may be paid in installments as listed on the trip flyer. Insurance is also available on multiple-day trips. Each trip and insurance policy must be paid in separate checks.

We want to send our sympathy to the family of Gertie White. Gertie and some of her family traveled with the Recycled Teenagers on several of the one-day trips in past years.

Have a great day!