Boone Fork had another busy month in September.
Faith Moves Mountains has been a blessing to all who have participated in the program. They are the nicest bunch of ladies and we really do thank each of them.
We were closed Labor Day. We hope everyone had a great weekend as this was the last long weekend of the summer.
We had our potluck on Sept. 9. Everyone had a good time and everyone enjoyed our bluegrass music. We really appreciate the guys for playing for us. Our door prizes were won by Betty Bentley and Can Meade. Birthdays for the month of September were Fern Stallard, Jack Morgan, Tootie Seals, and Bernard Raper. Many thanks to Community Trust Bank for providing our birthday cake.
Sept. 10, the center was closed. We went to Neon for Neon Days. We all had a good time and enjoyed the good food and music.
On the 15th, the Golden Arts Awards were held at the Blackey Center and the Boone Fork seniors attended. Hope White won first place for an afghan and second place for a baby afghan. Etta Long won first place for a painting. Bernard Raper won second place for nail art, and Ed Bentley got first place for his baskets. Congratulations to each of you.
We all had a great time at our cookout at Fishpond Lake. This, no doubt, will be our last cookout this year.
Mickey Stines brought pizzas to the Boone Fork Center for lunch. He spoke to us on Crime Prevention. Thanks a lot, Mickey.
We enjoyed the day at Mountain Heritage on the 24th. We had a nice time checking out the arts, crafts, and the good food. Hope, Ollie, Ida, and Irene also checked out the “moonshine still.” We were patient and hung around thinking we could sample the goods. We were so disappointed when they told us no samples. Oh well, maybe next time.
The girls from the health department came to the center on the 28th, giving us flu shots. We appreciate this as it saved us trips to the doctor’s office.
We extend our condolences to Gladys Adams, who lost her brother, Horace Denny, in Mena, Ark.; to Ruth Fulton in the loss of her husband, Walter; and to the family of Pauline Barnett. We ask everyone to remember these families in your prayers. We pray God’s blessings on each of you. May the love of family and friends bring you peace and comfort at this time of sorrow, and know that God is with you always.
We would like to say a special thanks to everyone that comes to our center with a program, information, or anything that might help us as seniors. We may not say it often enough, but your kindness and thoughtfulness are much appreciated. Thanks for your support.
We have bingo on Fridays. Everyone enjoys bingo. We have lots of fun.
We walk at the center and have some exercise equipment we use. Now that it is getting chilly, we won’t be getting outside as much, so we’ll be using the equipment more often. We also play Rook and corn hole so if anyone is looking for something to do for two or three hours a morning, we would love to have you join us. So come on by. We have some good times. We also have a wonderful cook and site manager, Deeda Tilly. So you will be well fed.
Until next time, let’s keep all the sick and shut-ins, our military, young people, and our leaders in our prayers. God bless you all.