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Ravenswood Senior News: Column

Mary Lou Robinson
Ravenswood Senior News
Ravenswood Senior Center

It is the time of year the school fall sports are beginning. We are happy that entrance to the games will not be limited to families only.

We went up to the high school to hopefully purchase a “senior pass” as we bought for a number of years. We encountered the high school principal and told him we were there to buy our passes. Unfortunately we were told the school is not issuing passes this year. The main reason is because if there were to be a reason to not let people into games then the school would have to refund money on the passes. I told him that as far as Robbie and I were concerned we would not expect any refunds. We would just consider the cost a donation to the cause! Of course there are people who don’t feel the same as we do so the school has to take the best way to solve what could become a problem. So for those who have bought the passes in the past you’ll just have to wait “one more year.”

The Drift Run Church will be holding its annual ice cream social on Saturday, Aug. 28. They will have several flavors of ice cream including cherry nut, strawberry, peach, banana and more. Hot dogs, pies and cakes will also be sold. The proceeds benefit the Drift Run cemetery fund. The church is located at the corner of Rt. 21 and Drift Run Road just north of Sandyville.

We got to see some of the Ohio River Festival but due to a family illness we were limited on the time we could go. Our son Scott and his wife Diane came in from Virginia especially to see the boat races. I will elaborate on our problems in a later issue of the paper. We did enjoy the events we got to see and look forward to more festivals in the future.

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Our center is now open from 9 a.m.-noon Monday-Friday. You must enter the building through the door that leads into the dining area. Temperature checks will be held at the door as a preventative measure for the COVID-19 virus. We are open for billiards, quilting, the library, the puzzle room and the game room. We ask that you observe the six-feet distance.

Meals are being served in the dining room from 11 a.m.-noon. Pick-up meals are being served from 10:30-11:30 a.m. All meals are being served in disposable trays along with plastic wrapped utensils. Bottled milk and water is available. You may bring your own coffee, soda, tea, etc.

The Recycled Teenagers 2021 travel schedule is as follows:

Oct. 29 we will travel to the Ohio Star Theater for The Isaacs Concert. The cost is $105 and includes the cost of the bus, the driver’s tip, the concert ticket and a buffet meal at The Dutch Valley Restaurant.

Nov. 6 we will go to Columbus, Ohio, for a day of shopping. Meals are on your own this day.

Nov. 13 we will go to Wheeling to see the Christmas displays throughout Oglebay Park. We will stop in St. Clairsville, Ohio, for shopping at the mall. Dinner will be on your own at Melmann’s Cafeteria.

Oct. 11-13 we will travel to Niagara Falls, N.Y. Highlights include visits to the Made in America Store, a tour of the Herschell Carrousel Museum, a Maid of the Mist boat cruise, a Cave of the Winds visit, an Old Fort Niagara tour, Seneca Niagara Casino time that includes $70 free slot play and a $30 food credit, dinner at Top of the Falls Restaurant and much more.

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

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

We will be traveling on a Diamond Tour motor coach to Mount Rushmore and the Biltmore Estates. The company requires that all passengers have received the COVID-19 vaccine.

We have scheduled a trip to Hawaii for Feb. 23-March 4, 2023. You may stop by the center and pick up a flyer with details of this fabulous trip. There are several options on the cost as it is priced according to the accommodations you choose.

One-day trips must be paid in full when signing up for them. 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. You may call trip coordinator Kay Parsons at 304-372-3970 for more information on trips of your choice.

Tony Reynolds is now leading the Ravenswood Senior Choir. There is no age limit to be a member of this group. At the present time they are meeting at Calvary Baptist Church located next to the high school football field. They practice from 12:30-2:30 p.m. So if you like to sing you might want to join this group.

Have a great day!