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Ravenswood Senior Center updates and news: Column

Mary Lou Robinson
Ravenswood Senior News

Heritage Christian Academy will be holding its fall festival Saturday, Nov. 6, at the HCA gym from 2-4:30 p.m. You have a choice of meals that include a spaghetti dinner or a hot dog dinner for $6 for adults. Children’s dinners are $4. There will be games, inflatables, face painting, door prize drawings, a cake walk and a country store with puzzles, collectibles and gift items. Fall and Christmas decorations will also be available. There will be silent auction baskets and a community auction which will begin at 4:30 p.m. The Academy will appreciate your support of this fundraiser event.

Many of you have Steve Bradley pull his portable stage around town for various events. He brought the stage to Riverfront Park recently for a church-related event and on his way home on Utah Road the beautiful white swing he had made and hung on the stage somehow came loose and fell off the stage into the ditch alongside the road. Steve took the stage to his home and returned to retrieve the swing and found it missing. Only the cushions that were on the swing were still in the ditch. The swing is very sentimental to Steve and he would really like to have it back. So we are asking that anyone who might know anything about the swing return it to Steve or let him know where to pick it up; the gesture would be greatly appreciated. You can find Steve at Riverfront Park now as he and his volunteers are putting the Christmas decorations up at the park now.

Steve could also use some volunteer help from anyone who is willing to help with the decorations. He will tell you what time to be at the park to work and will instruct you as to how to put the various decorations up.

We were so sorry our football team had a winless season this year. There are a lot of really good kids on the team who played their hearts out trying for a victory. We were at the football game Friday night, Oct. 29, and our kids got a touchdown right off the bat. It was the only score for Ravenswood for the game. We will look forward to next season and hope for better results. It just didn’t seem right not playing our long-time rival Ripley. I honestly believe we could have beat Ripley this year. I don’t know “who” decided to stop playing the Hatchet game but we sure did miss it. Ripley and Ravenswood kids have kinfolk in both schools and it was kinda fun to have the rivalry and make bets within the family. Hopefully they will revive the series in the very near future!

Robbie and I go to Wendy’s a lot in the evening for a snack and to visit with “the gang” that goes most evenings. The employees are really friendly and are very helpful getting your food to you. We like all the employees but are especially fond of Jacob. Jacob makes sure we all have whatever we need and he will even check on us to see if he can bring us more food or drinks. Jacob always wears a red mask and is easy to spot! Thanks, Jacob, for your help with the senior generation.

Ravenswood Senior Center

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Our center is serving meals each day. You need to call the center at 304-273-5648 to make a reservation for your meal. You also need to learn if meals are pick-up only or if they are serving meals in the dining room. It changes from time to time.

The Recycled Teenagers have scheduled several trips for the 2022 travel season.

March 19-27 we will travel to Miami and Key West, Fla. Highlights of this trip include a stop at the Riverbanks Zoo & Garden in Columbia, S.C., a tour of the Coral Castle, a visit to the Fairchild Tropical Botanic Gardens, a visit to the Bayside Marketplace, a cruise by celebrity homes on Bisayne Bay, a visit to the southernmost city in the continental USA, Key West and much more. Eight breakfasts and five dinners are included in this trip.

June 20-25 we will journey to Mackinac Island, Mich. This trip includes tours of Mackinaw City and Mackinaw Island, a boat ride through the Soo Locks, a trip to the Kewadin Sault Casino, admission to Colonial Michillmackinac and more. Five breakfasts and three dinners are included in this adventure.

Sept. 7-19 we are traveling to the Grand Canyon, Las Vegas and the Hoover Dam. Visits to the Hoover Dam Visitor Center, Grand Canyon National Park, Zion National Park, the famous Las Vegas Strip, the Valley of Fire State Park and the Petrified Forest are all highlights of this trip. Nine breakfasts and eight dinners are included in this fabulous trip to the West.

Nov. 15-17 we will go to Lancaster, Pa., for an Amish holiday tour. We will see a Christmas show at the American Music Theater, see the show “David” at the Sight and Sound Theater and enjoy shopping time at the Tanger Outlets and the Kitchen Kettle Village. Two breakfasts and two dinners including a family-style dinner and a smorgasbord dinner are included in this trip.

Dec. 5-8 we will enjoy Christmas time in the Smokies. Highlights include Dolly Parton’s Stampede Dinner Show, the Hatfield and McCoy Christmas Disaster Dinner Feud, two Christmas shows, a tour and tasting at Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine Distillery, a tour of the Great Smoky Mountains and much more. Three breakfasts and three dinners are included in this trip.

We have scheduled a trip to Hawaii for Feb. 23-March 4, 2023. This trip is over a year away so you have plenty of time to pay for it.

Multiple-day trips may be paid in installments as listed on the trip schedule. Insurance is also available for the 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 and where and how to make payments. She will be happy to assist you.

Have a great day!