RUMFORD — Rumford Senior Citizens have announced that membership dues of $10 are now due for the year. Dues run from January to January and are required to be paid by April 1 of each year. Active membership allows voting on activities of the center as well as the privilege of attending activities.
Active membership is any person who is (1) 50 years of age or older; (2) retired or on disability; or (3) the spouse of either 1 or 2. Honorary membership is any member who attains the age of 90. At that point they are not required to pay membership dues.
All members are expected to participate in the financial projects of the Rumford Senior Center to help keep costs at a minimum and raise needed funds.
Due to stormy weather, even though school may be in session, the center may be closed. Call 364-4700 before venturing out in severe weather.
Christmas Fair winners were as follows: Food basket, April Jamison, Gloria Carrigan; afghan, Jean Duguay; apple bird feeder, Annette Ross; quilt, Jean Duguay; Santa place mats, Gerri Richards; Thanksgiving place mats, Marge Johnson; door prize, Jean Garcetta; 50-50, Andrea Gurney; guessing jar, Anthony Epps.
Theme basket winners were: bathroom, Yvonne Elliott; songs, Alan Gallant; girl, Denise Brown; boy, Allen Gallant; kitchen, Maxine Moore; ladies, Pat Reancker and Pauline Buckingham; Christmas, Tamor Deella and Andrea Gurney; movie night, Cathy McDonald.
The following upcoming events have been planned. A Portland bus trip is scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 10. The bus leaves the center at 8:30. The cost of the bus trip is $7.50.
The board and membership meeting will be on Wednesday, Jan. 23. Board meeting is at 10 a.m. and the membership meeting is at 11. All meetings are held at the Senior Center. A drawing will be held at the membership meeting for a door prize. Attendance is required.
A trip to the show “The Hound of the Baskervilles” is being planned for Feb. 1 at 7:30 p.m. This popular Sherlock Holmes story becomes pure comic bliss in this side-splitting spoof. The cost of the trip is $37. Dinner will be on your own at the Landmark Restaurant in Turner.
A St. Valentine’s Day Social is planned for Feb. 14 at 2 p.m. Sammi Angel will be providing the program.
A board and membership meeting will be on Feb. 27. The board meeting is at 10 a.m. and the membership meeting is at 11. Attendance is required.
A Portland trip is scheduled for March 14. The bus leaves the center at 8:30. The cost is $7.50.
A trip to Indian Head Resorts for St. Patrick’s Day is planned for March 16. The cost for the trip and show will be $53. The bus will leave the center at 11:45 a.m.
The board and membership meeting will be on March 27, at 10 and 11 a.m.
A trip to Montreal/Quebec City is planned for May 20-24. The cost is $565 per person, double occupancy. A $75 deposit is required to reserve a seat. Full payment is due on or before March 13. A passport is required. For more information call either Anna Shaw at 364-3164 or the Senior Center at 364-4700.
Members are polling the membership/River Valley area to see if there is enough interest in going to the Bangor Slots. Call the center if you are interested. There is also discussion about busing to the Oxford Casino.
Nickel beano is scheduled for every Tuesday from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Consider volunteering a couple hours a month to help with running the beano.
The Senior Center is still selling RADA cutlery. A selection of fine cutlery is on site, plus sets are available for order for that special wedding, shower or holiday gift. Other items available for order are cookbooks, stoneware, soy wax candles, dip, sauce and soup mixes as well as no-bake cheesecakes. Catalogues are available at the center.