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Ravenswood Senior Center updates: Column

Mary Lou Robinson
Ravenswood Senior News

Our center wants to extend our sympathy to the family of Linda Scritchfield who passed away last week. Linda was our center’s site supervisor for 28 years. Linda was one of the most caring individuals I’ve ever known. The “seniors” were all like parents to her. She cared about each one's welfare and wanted the best for all the seniors. Linda and her husband Jim volunteered at the center many times after Linda retired from her employment with the Commission on Aging. She was very much loved by all those who attended the activities at the center daily. Our center was very blessed to have Linda as our leader for so many years. Heaven gained an angel when Linda passed away.

Robbie and I have been attending some of the girls volleyball games at home recently. The girls are playing their hearts out but still have some growing to do. They are fun to watch so if you can you might come out and support these young ladies.

The football team is struggling to win a game. Again, these young men are also trying their best to get a victory. They also need your support.

The “Glow” event at the Riverfront Park on Saturday evening, Oct. 9, was a success. Thankfully the weather cooperated for those who supported the cause. Tracey Hall who organized the original “Glow” activities in memory of her son Michael Flinn is grateful to all who came out for the evening activities. This fundraiser helps support suicide prevention.

Our yard is certainly looking like “fall” now. The squirrels are very busy gathering walnuts and hiding them for their food this winter. The walnuts are falling — I don’t think there are as many nuts this year which doesn’t hurt our feelings. The less nuts there are the easier it is to get the yard cleared of them.

It’s time to take our annual drive out some of the country roads in the county that we take each fall to see the leaves in their various stages of color. We love to drive out Sarvis Fork Road and other roads in the Sandyville area. We also like drives along the river road to Racine and Pomroy, Ohio. We like to see if the Ohio farmers have all their crops harvested and the fields plowed for spring. It’s actually a busy time of the year.

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I really don’t know what to tell you about the activities at the center. Rules seems to get changed unexpectedly with the virus stuff and it makes it difficult to say what is available each day. I do know meals are being served. You will need to call the center at 304-273-5648 to order meals and our site supervisor Stephanie Rhodes can advise you whether meals are pick-up only or if you are free to dine in the dining room.

The Recycled Teenagers travel schedule for the rest of this 2021 travel season is as follows:

Oct. 29 we will travel to the Ohio Star Theater for The Isaacs Concert. A buffet meal at the Dutch Valley Restaurant is included in this trip.

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

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

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 and Tanger Outlets.

Dec. 6-9 we will travel to the Biltmore Estates in Asheville, N.C. We will have a guided tour of the city of Asheville, 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 trip. The motor coach company we will be traveling on requires that all passengers have been vaccinated for the virus.

We have scheduled a trip to Hawaii for Feb. 23-March 4, 2023. Prices on this trip will vary for each individual according to the accommodations they choose. This is a Hawaii cruise tour on the NCL’s Pride of America cruise ship. Some highlights include Waikiki Beach, Dole Pineapple Plantation, the Polynesian Cultural Center, Eastern Island Shore Tour, Pearl Harbor, Honolulu and many more sites in the area.

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 available on multiple-day trips. All trips and insurance policies 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.

We remind you the River Rats are playing music at the Riverfront Park each Thursday evening as long as the weather permits. Music begins at 5:30 p.m. and lasts until around 7 p.m. Bring your lawn chair and snacks and enjoy an evening in the park.

Have a great day!