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Judy’s Corner: A Letter From Our Guild President – March 2018

Spring greetings to you!

It’s the start of a busy time for all! The first day of Spring, the Lenten season, and Easter all fall so close to each other. A mixed time of celebrating, enjoying, reflecting, and rejoicing. A time when we also come out of hibernation and appreciate the gifts that God has given us, this beautiful world. A time to rejuvenate and spring clean our hearts, minds, and homes. Enjoy this time!

We enjoyed a wonderful meeting in March. We had a superb lunch of a half pineapple stuffed with chicken salad, and of course, tasty desserts from the ladies of Trinity Lutheran Church in West Seneca. The fruit-filled lunch made you feel that warm weather is indeed close by. Thank you to everyone who made it possible! Rev. Dennis Krueger led us in devotions, with a bit of a St. Patrick’s Day theme. Unbeknownst to many, St. Patrick was a great and compassionate missionary who served by spreading the word of God for twenty nine years. Our calling to him should be a prayer of Thanksgiving. He never really drove the snakes out of Ireland, but this long told story alluded to the serpent, which represents evil. The Ladies First Quartet then took the stage with a super array of songs, and even stayed on theme by performing a few Irish tunes. Some songs we even sang with them. It was a very fun and enjoyable program! Their A Capella harmonies were exceptional. What a great day!

Next month’s meeting will be at GreenField Health & Rehabilitation Center (GHRC), the front building, and we will once again have the shuttle bus running between the Manor and GHRC, as parking is always an issue. Just park in the back at the Manor and wait for the bus in the lobby of the Manor. At the April meeting we will hold our birthday card workshop, when we will create handmade birthday cards for the residents of GHRC with the guidance of Norma Pickard and Gail Petschke. These ladies have done an excellent job in coordinating this project in the past. They usually have it all planned out, so it doesn’t require a lot of originality. It is an easy job and allows plenty of time for fun and fellowship while working. We are looking forward to a good turnout to help us with this endeavor.

On April 28th, the Guild will once again be participating in the annual Spring Bazaar at the Manor. We are looking for bakers to donate homemade goodies. If baking isn’t your thing, you are always welcome to come and shop and support us along with The GreenFields Continuing Care Community. Come with your baking ideas and sign-up at our next meeting. We will do our best to pick-up desserts if needed, or arrange drop-off points. You can also deliver your baked goods in person on the day of the bazaar between 9 AM – 11 AM. Please have them marked with what they are (especially if they contain nuts) and ready to sell.

Our May meeting is going to be very special. We will be having an afternoon tea luncheon along with a basket raffle, door prizes, and table prizes. I’m sure you will all enjoy it! This luncheon will honor 60 years of the Guild’s existence, which is the diamond anniversary. We will have a stroll down memory lane, and take a look at the present and future of the Guild, led by member Vivian Cosentino. We anticipate a large crowd for our 60th anniversary celebration, and seating is limited. Please call in your reservation as soon as possible after our April meeting! Our events and fundraisers are always open to members and friends alike. I hope to see all of you at our future meetings and fundraisers. Make sure you call in your reservations!

Have a Happy Easter! Christ is Risen!

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